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Crim Works

Crim Works

By Laura Huey
A series of short podcasts on the work of major criminologists created for police & other practitioners. Meant to be informative, accessible & not too academic-y. This series was created for Can-SEBP's Evidence Based Policing Academy through the kind sponsorship of the Barrie Police Service. Much thanks to Chief Kimberley Greenwood and Inspector Rich Johnston for their support of police education.
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Interested in criminal justice sentencing? Then follow along as I introduce you to the work of Julian V. Roberts. 
August 02, 2020
Griffiths and Ruddell
Shockingly, despite the fact that much of Canada is rural and/or remote, and wide swathes of Canada are in the northern reaches, we produce very little research on the policing of communities in these locations. Our research output on policing and crime prevention within indigenous communities is even worse. Fortunately, we have two Canadian scholars who have tried to make up for these gaps: Curt Taylor Griffiths and Rick Ruddell. In this brief podcast, I'll introduce you to each. 
August 02, 2020
A brief intro to the work of Margaret Beare, focusing on her concern with the 'politics of policing.' 
August 02, 2020
The Brantinghams
Want to know how Canadians contributed to the field of Environmental Criminology? Want to know where Geographic profiling came from? Listen to this audiocast on the work of Paul and Patricia Brantingham.
August 02, 2020
Want to understand why it's so important for police to be at the table when it comes to creating networked responses to violence and other forms of crime prevention? Then we need to talk about the work of Clifford Shearing (an honorary Canadian) who is known for his nodal governance theory (which I'll explain!)
August 02, 2020
A lot of discussion lately on the use of federal agents in Portland. To gain a sense of what's going on and how it could create problems for policing more generally, I turn to the work of Jean-Paul Brodeur (Universite de Montreal), a brilliant policing theorist and researcher. 
August 02, 2020
In this podcast I focus on two important pieces of work by James Q. Wilson - his research into the 'varieties of police behavior' and his work with George Kelling on 'Broken Windows.' 
July 28, 2020
Egon Bittner's early field research on frontline policing provided critical insights into an important question: what do police do? 
July 28, 2020
David H. Bayley's work on police reform is important for many reasons, not the least of which is its arguments for various models, including: community and problem-oriented policing and evidence based policing. Check this out.
July 28, 2020
Interested in police crime analysis and mapping? Want to know more about police technology. Check out the work of Peter K. Manning.
July 28, 2020
A brief discussion of some of the important work of criminologist Janet Chan. Interested in police culture? Police reform? Tune in.
July 28, 2020
Learn about Lawrence Sherman - the Leader of the evidence based policing movement - in 15 minutes or less! 
July 28, 2020