Here is a book that provides the tools for any police organization to drive down crime. It sets out the proven principles for making a community safe. It will allow police leaders and agencies to design their own strategies to solve the unique challenges to make any community safe.
This book explores the paths taken and the lessons learned as British Columbia police agencies researched and introduced effective new policing strategies based on seven essential principles.
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How is one to make sense of the substantial decline in crime over the decades? The mysterious contemporary decline of crime regionally, nationally, and globally has become a perplexing enigma to some of the most brilliant minds in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice. Indeed, police-reported crime statistics have demonstrated a staggering decline in […]
Numerous scientific studies have documented higher incidence and mortality rates of various forms of cancer among firefighters with some studies examining causative forces and others emphasizing prevention strategies (Daniels, 2014; Daniels, 2015; Pukkala, 2014; ZeigEowens, 2011; Ma, 2006; LeMasters, 2006). This growing body of literature has fuelled various policy discourses related to wellness programs, improved […]
This report provides the results of a City of Surrey business safety and police satisfaction survey conducted by the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley. This study was conducted to determine the perceptions of business owners and operators in the City […]
This report describes the results of a public safety and police satisfaction survey conducted by the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley for the City of Surrey. The purpose of this project was to assess Surrey residents’ feelings […]
The construction industry continues to be a growing economic sector in Canada. Within this market, various stakeholders are exploring traditional building products as well as innovating with these and other products. Numerous jurisdictions are exploring reformative measures that have the potential to enhance opportunities for the wood industry to respond to various economic, sustainability, environmental, […]
When firefighter injuries occur, especially at the fire-ground, they tend to evoke heightened media attention as well as public concern and interest. While these concerns are understandable given the potential for injuries and casualties at the fire-ground or at other emergency incidents, such concerns must be placed into context. Firefighter injuries may potentially lead to […]
It is now widely understood that police motor vehicle pursuits exponentially increase the potential for injury and death for the police, the suspect, and the general public (Becknell, Mays, & Giever, 1999; Best, 2002; Crundall, Shenton, & Underwood, 2004; Docking, Bucke, Grace, & Dady, 2007; Hoffmann & Mazerolle, 2005; Johnson & Dolan, 2014; Payne & […]
Two of the current challenges facing police agencies are a reduction in resources coupled with the increasing complexity of crime (National Policing Improvement Agency, 2011; Crompton, 2014). Moreover, in many jurisdictions, police are being asked to respond to greater public demand for service than in the past (Fryer, Antony, and Douglas, 2007). Due to this, many police agencies […]
In a previous report, national, regional, and neighbourhood theories of homicide were reviewed and its related research was analyzed to better understand street or public homicides in Canadian urban contexts (Corrado and Cohen, 2014). One of the main themes from the report was that, despite the importance of these risk factors, they did not explain […]
The 25 homicides in Surrey (4.8 per 100,000) in 2013 are inconsistent with the previous 4-year average (10.5 per 100,000), but similar to the 20 homicides recorded in 2009 and the 21 homicides in 2005. There has been an apparent 4-year cycle in the first 13 years of this century in which the homicide numbers […]