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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.