Military and Police Accountability Essay by Master Researcher

Military and Police Accountability
An assessment of military and police accountability in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
# 89191 | 2,025 words | 8 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Law (General) , Political Science (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper explores the level of accountability applied to the military and the police within the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The standards of a democratic criteria are used to first define the practices that are expected to be found within these three countries, and then the paper seeks to explore whether the actions of the military and the police within each country meets the criteria put forth in the definition of the democracy.

From the Paper:

"Ostensibly, all democracies have by definition transparency within their governments, where the general public is able to approach the information pertaining to operations and affect change if it is deemed necessary. However, while the United States, Canada, and Mexico are all nominal democracies, the degree of transparency into military and police actions are at times difficult to acquire. It is also recognized that if transparency into specific actions is difficult to obtain, it is likewise difficult to assess whether the policies that govern the program or the organization are in keeping with the expectations of the citizens of the country."

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