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Smart Policing and the Challenge of Translational Criminology

Wed., Sep. 30, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Location: University of Regina main campus, Education Building ED 191

The University of Regina Faculty of Arts proudly presents the 2015 Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture, delivered by Scott H. Decker, Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

Policing has assumed many forms over the past fifty years. ‘Team Policing’, ‘Community Policing’ and ‘Problem Oriented Policing’ have all previously been in vogue, only to give way to a new form or set of practices. Some of the changes have occurred in response to external pressures and threats to the organization and practice of policing; others have come from inside the police. ‘Smart Policing’ is the latest conceptualization of policing in North America. Dr. Decker will argue that Smart Policing is more likely than other forms to endure, in part because it is founded on evidence based approaches and integrates translational criminology into practices, strategies and styles of law enforcement.

For more information please visit the Law Foundation lecture website.