Police and Private Security in Trinidad and Tobago Research Paper

Police and Private Security in Trinidad and Tobago
A discussion of accountability in the public police and private security in the unitary state of Trinidad and Tobago.
# 128397 | 3,251 words | 19 sources | APA | 2010

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This essay gives an overview of the history of Trinidad and Tobago's law enforcement agency the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service or TTPS and discusses different organisations with policing powers in the twin island state. The writer explains the powers of enforcement held by the public police and private security and examines accountability as well as the organisational factors which make it difficult for people to be brought to account. The paper concludes with suggestions on improving accountability, such as the establishment of a dedicated complaints body, devoted to inquiring into reports of police malpractice.

From the Paper:

"Taking into consideration that police work involves exercising one's authority, and simultaneously regulating the diverse variances in society leaves lots of room for controversy. The TTPS is managed under a tripartite system made up of the Ministry of National Security, which funds and has overall responsibility for the police service, an independent Police Service Commission, which makes key decisions on hiring, dismissal, promotion and discipline, and the Commissioner of Police, who has responsibility for its direction and control is appointed by the Police Service Commission in consultation with the Prime Minister."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carib World News (2010) Police Brutality Remains A Problem in Caribbean 'Country Reports on Human Rights Practices', 2010, http://csmenetwork.com (accessed 19th May 2010).
  • Carrabine, E., Cox, P., Lee, M., Plummer, K. and South, N. (2009) CRIMINOLOGY a social introduction: Police and Policing, New York: Routledge.
  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Report 2005, www.humanrightsinitiative.org/ (accessed June 19th2010).
  • Crowther, C. (2007) An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice: London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Department of Criminology (2010) Police and the Process of Investigation Leicester: Department of Criminology, University of Leicester.

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Police and Private Security in Trinidad and Tobago (2010, July 19) Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/police-and-private-security-in-trinidad-and-tobago-128397/

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"Police and Private Security in Trinidad and Tobago" 19 July 2010. Web. 16 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/police-and-private-security-in-trinidad-and-tobago-128397/>