CAN-SEBP Knowledge Incubator

CAN-SEBP Knowledge Incubator

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Formed in April 2015, The Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CAN-SEBP) is an association of police practitioners, academic researchers, public policy-makers and others, whose mission is to foster the creation and mobilization of quality research in order to make evidence based approaches a cornerstone of policing in Canada.


COMPSTAT
May 22 • 34 min
In this audio seminar I discuss COMPSTAT (Computerized Statistics). More specifically, I cover its origins, objectives, strengths and limitations, how it’s utilized in practice, and how it’s similar or different relative to evidence-based policing.…
Passive Deterrence
May 15 • 23 min
As discussed in the focused deterrence seminar, deterrence initiatives can be very specific. In this audio seminar I discuss approaches to passive deterrence, such as crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and passive forms of police…
Rational Choice & Nudge Theory
May 8 • 39 min
In this audio seminar I discuss some behavioural insights that can be employed to understand aspects of criminality, such as rational choice theory. I also discuss the use of nudge theory within the context of policing. Originally recorded for SOC 4451…
Policing Classics
Apr 17 • 37 min
Banton, Bittner, Ericson, Haggerty, Waddington, and others. In this audio seminar I discuss some of the classic pieces of policing research, specifically as they relate to police roles. Originally recorded for SOC 4451 (Policing) at the University of…
Where Do Police Programs Come From?
Apr 10 • 33 min
There are lots of different policing programs that have been used or continue to be used in practice, but where do they even come from? This audio seminar seeks to shed some light on this question. Originally recorded for SOC 4451 (Policing) at the…
How Much of Policing is Evidence-Based? (Part II)
Mar 31 • 25 min
In Part II of How Much of Policing is Evidence-Based? I discuss evidence assessments and evidence hierarchies. Originally recorded for SOC 4451 (Policing) at the University of Western Ontario.
How Much of Policing is Evidence-Based? (Part I)
Mar 31 • 39 min
Evidence-based policing (EBP) has a following in many countries around the world, but how much of policing is actually evidence-based? In this audio seminar I discuss issues such as EBP receptivity and misconceptions around EBP. Originally recorded for…
Community Policing
Mar 27 • 35 min
In this audio seminar I discuss the philosophy of community policing, otherwise referred to as community-oriented policing. More specifically, I discuss the supposed benefits of COP, criticisms, and the evidence. Originally recorded for SOC 4451…
Focused Deterrence
Mar 24 • 24 min
In this audio seminar I cover the strategy of focused deterrence. I discuss what this practice is, deterrence theory, Operation Ceasefire and other focused deterrence programs, the evidence on focused deterrence, and how focused deterrence can be employed…
Crime Hot Spots
Mar 20 • 31 min
In this audio seminar I broadly discuss the issue of crime hot spots. More specifically, I discuss a whole host of concepts related to hot spots, such as hot spot policing, near repeats, crime prevention, displacement, diffusion, and opportunity theories.…
Problem-Oriented Policing (POP)
Mar 16 • 25 min
This audio seminar covers the process of problem-oriented policing (POP). I cover what POP is, how it should be employed within an evidence-based policing context, the SARA model, and the use of POP in practice. Originally recorded for SOC 4451 (Policing)…
Unfounded Sexual Assault Cases
Mar 15 • 30 min
This audio seminar covers the issue of reported sexual assault cases being classified as ‘unfounded’. More specifically, I discuss the findings of a Globe and Mail investigation, Statistics Canada classifications, and why many cases are classified as…
Street Checks (Carding)
Mar 15 • 31 min
This audio seminar covers the issue of Street Checks, otherwise known as ‘Carding’. This practice is described, and then arguments both for and against the practice are outlined. Finally, I discuss the empirical research on this practice (or rather, lack…
Fatal Police-Involved Encounters
Mar 15 • 28 min
This audio seminar broadly covers the issue of fatal police-involved encounters. More specifically, I discuss the 2018 CBC investigation on fatal encounters, deaths in police custody, coroner’s inquiries, coroner’s inquests, and Ontario’s Special…