Prix: Entrée libre
Local C-2059
3150, rue Jean-Brillant
Montréal (QC) Canada  H3T 1N8

Guest speakers : David Bayley et Clifford Shearing

David Bayley is Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) in the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany. He was Dean of the School of Criminal Justice 1995-99. A specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing, he has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Bosnia, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on human rights, police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies. 

Clifford Shearing holds professorships at the Universities of Cape Town, Griffith and Montreal. He and Benoit Dupont are co-principal investigators on an SSHRC funded project entitled The Craft of Resilience that is exploring the response of security professionals to emerging harms capes.


The presentation will explore the penetration of politics throughout policing against the traditional model of shared governance. Politics is essential in the management of policing:

  • upward, concerning government;

  • downward, with respect to internal management and

  • sideways, with respect to the public.

The conclusion is that issue of political accountability needs to be rethought.


Conférence organisée par le Centre international de criminologie comparée

A New Look at the Politics of Policing