Operational Review: Highlights of a Success Story – Vancouver PD

At the  2014 Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) Annual Conference Dr. Curt Griffiths and Adam Palmer, Deputy Chief Constable Vancouver Police Department co-presented An Operational Review: Highlights of a Success Story – Vancouver Police Department.  The CAPG Conference Report provides details of the presentation on pages 13-15.

 

Of Big Tents and Handmaidens: The Origins and Evolution of Criminology at Simon Fraser University

 

Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, (IJR) Volume 4: Fall 2014 has published a special issue on Educating Justice in Canada

SFU Professors Curt Griffiths and Ted Palys co-authored the article “Of Big Tents and Handmaidens: The Origins and Evolution of Criminology at Simon Fraser University”

 

 

Winnipeg Police Service Operational Review

cover-policing-winnipegThis document represents the results of an Operational Review of the Winnipeg Police Service.  The purpose of this review was to examine and evaluate the core activities of the WPS and to develop recommendations that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. More specifically, the review involved an in-depth examination of the use of overtime in the WPS, the potential for civilianization of positions in the service, staffing, deployment, the response to calls for service, and the activities of investigative units.

The review was informed by best practices in police management and operations, and multiple data sources were used in the review, including field observations of patrol, interviews with patrol members and senior police personnel, quantitative data on overtime and from Computer-Aided Dispatch, and a survey of selected investigative units. These analyses were conducted within a framework that considered the environment in which the WPS delivers services and responds to community demands and expectations.

View WPS Operational Review (PDF)

Breaking Down Silos: The Development of Strategic Partnerships in a Time of Fiscal Restraint

Dr Griffiths and Tom Stamatakis (President, Canadian Police Association) presented a keynote presentation at the Annual General Meeting & Conference of the BC Association Of Police Boards February 27-March 01, 2014.  Victoria, B.C.  The presentation was titled “Breaking Down Silos: The Development of Strategic Partnerships in a Time of Fiscal Restraint”.

SFU goes CSI in virtual crime lab

New course challenges criminology students to use real cold cases to retroactively solve crimes

This article originally appeared in The Peak, the SFU student newspaper
September 09, 2013 | By Leah Bjornson | Photos By

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This geo-spatial chart, used in the course, illustrates incidents of violence and property crime in Downtown Vancouver.

An online course offered by SFU’s School of Criminology this fall will give students the opportunity to practice their investigative skills in a one-of-a-kind virtual forensic criminal intelligence analysis lab.

Curt Griffiths, SFU professor of criminology, and one of the creators of the course, spoke to its uniqueness in an interview with The Peak. “This is one of the only instances in North America where a university has been given access to these analytical tools to use in the classroom,” said Griffiths. “Usually they’re reserved for the FBI, the RCMP, totally within the policing realm.” Continue reading