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An Assessment of Surrey RCMP’S Use of Automatic License Plate Recognition Technology

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) or Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)1, as it is better known outside of North America, is a echnological system that uses cameras to scan and capture alphanumerical images of vehicle license plates that, for law enforcement purposes, can be compared against a number of police databases to identify vehicles and persons of interest […]

An Assessment of Surrey RCMP’S Continuous Improvement Team

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 […]

A Review of the Research Literature on the Individual-Level Theories of Homicide

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 […]

正确决策: 警务专业人员基于证据的决策指南

虽然警务部门的首要职责一直以来都没 有改变——即保护人民的生命和财产安 全——但是,警方该如何履行自己的职 责这一问题变得日益复杂。在过去的20 年间,犯罪率在整体上有所下降,但是 公众要求警方进行响应的方面却越来越 多。要处理这些报警电话通常需要更为 先进的设备和接受过相应专业训练的人 才。而且,很多辖区还要求他们的警察 部门将自己的职能与其他紧急情况响应 部门相结合,包括消防和医疗急救服务 等。

The Value of Resources in Solving Homicides: The Difference Between Gang Related and Non-Gang Related Cases

In order to solve homicides, there are a number of important factors that contribute to the police’s likelihood of success, such as the amount of time the investigation requires, the presence of witnesses and witness cooperation, the type of weapon, and the relationship between the offender and the victim. Some of these issues are more […]

Challenges Associated with Interpreting and Using Police Clearance Rates

Police-reported crime statistics include frequency of criminal incidents, the severity of incidents, and the solve rate of incidents (Statistics Canada, 2011). These statistics are collected nationally on a monthly basis from over 1,200 different police departments in Canada, and are used to determine the overall crime and clearance rates annually reported to the public in […]