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

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

Police and the Media
Police and the Media

Police and the Media Part 2

This blog is about policing, and not the media; but given the complex nature of the relationship between these institutions, it is worth taking some time to think about the media and journalism in general, and so in this second post I want to talk some more about the role of the media.

I ...Read more

How to Become a Corrections Officer

Prison guards in Canada work in either the federal or provincial systems. It’s one of the many possible careers for a person who earns a degree in policing . Canada's correctional system divides corrections responsibility into several areas:

The provinces are responsible for offenders ...Read more
Evidence Based Policing in Canada
Evidence Based Policing in Canada

Evidence Based Policing in Canada

Evidence-based policing (EBP) is an approach to policing and policy-making where evidence is used as a primary tool in the development and enforcement of law and policy. EBP does not discount traditional policy-making approaches, but advocates of EBP encourage individuals in policing and policy- ...Read more

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