Legal Aspects of Policing


Legal Aspects of Policing


By Paul Ceyssens, B.A., LL.B.

Price and Updates:

Legal Aspects of Policing is a two volume loose-leaf treatise (+1,300 pages), originally published in 1994.  The initial purchase price is $399.95, plus tax and shipping.  The treatise is the leading Canadian resource on the subject of how the law regulates policing, and also contains selected material from other Commonwealth jurisdictions.  Written by one of Canada’s senior practitioners in this legal subspecialty, the text addresses the following topics:

  1. Legal and Constitutional Status of the Police
  2. Police Duties
  3. Police Civil Liability
  4. Provincial Police Commissions and Municipal Police Boards
  5. The Police Discipline Process
  6. Police Discipline Offences
  7. The Public Complaint Process
  8. Administration of Police Forces
  9. Rights of Police Officers

Customers who subscribe to Legal Aspects of Policing and Libman on Regulatory Offences in Canada receive updtes automatically, but customers wishing to purchase an update separately should contact Earlscourt toll-free at 1-888-263-4500




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Earlscourt publishes updates either once or twice each year.  The first update is provided at no cost if published within three months of purchase.

Last Update:

Update 31, published December 2017, shipping to subscribers January 2018.

Update 32 will be published in early 2018.

ISBN: 0459-55226-0

Table of Cases:

The Table of Cases for Legal Aspects of Policing is now available online, instead of in the book itself: Update 31 – TABLE OF CASES.  The current Table of Cases is up-to-date as of Update 31, which will be shipped to subscribers in January 2018.

The Table of Cases is provided online because Earlscourt wishes to keep the cost of subscribing to its loose-leaf publications as affordable as possible.  Annual loose-leaf maintenance costs have become an enormous concern for purchasers, as this article explains.

Avoiding continued republication of the Table of Cases with every update allows Earlscourt to continue to freeze update prices at $179.95 (plus tax and shipping), and to keep the number of updates to the minimum level required to maintain the currency of the materials.  We don’t believe that customers should have to bear an annual cost of $2,000 – $3,000 to maintain a loose-leaf publication.

Customers with questions regarding the online Table of Cases are invited to contact us at

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