Professor, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies
BA (Saskatchewan), BSW (Regina), MCJ (New Mexico State), PhD (Missouri-St. Louis)
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Rick Ruddell , the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, joined the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina in September, 2010. Prior to this appointment he served as Director of Operational Research with the Correctional Service of Canada, and held faculty positions at Eastern Kentucky University and the California State University, Chico. Prior to his academic career, he served with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing as a supervisor and manager. A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Dr. Ruddell's research has focused upon policing, criminal justice policy, and juvenile justice.
Ruddell has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, technical reports, encyclopedia entries, and articles in professional journals, and written, edited, or co-authored 12 books. The following books were published in 2017: Exploring Criminal Justice in Canada (Oxford University Press) and Policing Rural Canada (de Sitter Publications). Two books are forthcoming in 2017-1018: Making Sense of Criminal Justice, 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press) and Oil, Gas, and Crime: The Dark Side of the Boom (Palgrave Macmillan).
As Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, Rick Ruddell's research has focussed on issues important to Saskatchewan, including the impacts of resource-based booms on policing, community perceptions of law enforcement, policing rural and remote communities, the economics of policing, and the efficicacy of traffic enforcement on reducing serious collisions.
Personal Website: http://www.rickruddell.com/