The Value of Higher Education to a Career in Policing Blog Header
The Value of Higher Education to a Career in Policing Blog Header

The Value of Higher Education to a Career in Policing

I remember reading with great interest some work by Dr. David Sunahara from the Canadian Police College about the anxiety created in new police officers when their expectations of a career in policing are turned upside down by the reality of police work - when the amount of time chasing "bad ...Read more

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Policing in Diverse Communities Blog Header

ICYMI: Top Tips on Policing in Diverse Communities

One of the most pressing issues when it comes to policing in Ontario is managing an efficient and effective police service in a diverse community. There is no place where this is more evident than in Toronto, which is one of the world's most diverse cities. As a result, the police presence in ...Read more

Militarization of the Police - blog header
Militarization of the Police - blog header

Militarization of the Police

The culture of police agency and the general public's perception of that culture is critical to that agency's ability to be effective in the community. We are in a period of unprecedented scrutiny of police methods and tactics, and that scrutiny can be used as motivation by forward-thinking ...Read more

Exploring Canadian Crime Rates and Reporting Practices - blog header
Exploring Canadian Crime Rates and Reporting Practices - blog header

Exploring Canadian Crime Rates and Reporting Practices

Unless you’re studying criminology online, you may not understand the term CSI. And no, I’m not talking Gil Grissom, Crime Scene Investigation. Canada crime rates are calculated in conjunction with the Crime Severity Index (CSI), to measure the volume and severity of police-reported crimes in ...Read more

Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality - Barry MacKnight - Blog Header
Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality - Barry MacKnight - Blog Header

Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality - Barry MacKnight

Issues in Policing

10- Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality

As I write this post, the Ottawa Police Service is in the throes of grappling with a troubling case related to a police officer's right to express their personal views. Born of the tragic circumstances surrounding ...Read more

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WLU Research Shines Light on State of Pregnant Police Officers Blog Header

WLU Research Shines Light on State of Pregnant Police Officers

Dr. Debra Langan, associate professor criminology, published a study based on data from interviews with 50 female police officers from Ontario. CBC News reports Langan’s study found that pregnant female officers saw a change in responsibilities. Specifically, the officers reported women were ...Read more

Dr Stacy Hannem
Dr Stacy Hannem

Faculty Member's Study Sheds Light on Canadian Sex Industry

Wilfrid Laurier University Criminology professor, Dr. Stacey Hannem isn’t afraid to talk about sex. Last year, she worked with Resources Education Advocacy for Local sex work (REAL) studying sex workers and their lives. Victoria Gray, BrantNews.com reports Hannem focused on the Brantford, Brant ...Read more

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