May 23, 2023

How Policing Works—And Doesn't—In Canada

Every aspect of our economy—every transaction, every contract— is ultimately shaped by our laws, which are enforced by the police. But how policing actually works is, for many of us, a black box. Who makes decisions about what the police should do? How much do we spend on the policing we get? Is our policing system working, and for who? How could it work better?

On this episode of Free Lunch by The Peak, Kent Roach, University of Toronto law professor and author of the 2022 Donner Book Prize-nominated book Canadian Policing: How and Why it Must Change, joins us to discuss all these issues and more.