Annual Lecture Examines New Directions in Policing

Posted: September 29, 2015 2:00 p.m.

 Arizona State University criminology professor Scott H. Decker will discuss “Smart Policing” strategies for law enforcement at the University of Regina.
Arizona State University criminology professor Scott H. Decker will discuss “Smart Policing” strategies for law enforcement at the University of Regina. Photo courtesy of Dr. Scott H. Decker

In the complex world of policing, new approaches are constantly emerging and evolving. Dr. Scott H. Decker, Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, will discuss “Smart Policing” as the latest conceptualization of policing in North America when he delivers the annual Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture at the University of Regina.

By examining the foundations of Smart Policing and its emphasis on the integration of evidence-based research into law enforcement strategies, Dr. Decker will explain how this model represents a valuable new direction in policing and crime reduction.

Each year, the generous support of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan enables the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies to examine issues of direct relevance to policing in Saskatchewan, and to bring experts renown in the field of criminal justice to the University of Regina to share their insights.

“Dr. Decker is internationally regarded for his expertise in criminal justice and has made presentations to audiences throughout the world,” notes Dr. Rick Ruddell, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies at the University of Regina. “He has a solid understanding of what works in terms of crime reduction strategies, and his work in policing, criminal justice policy, and gang suppression is very highly regarded.”  

“Engaging speakers like Dr. Decker facilitate participation in national discussions about current policing practices,” he adds.

The presentation takes place Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Room ED 191 of the Education Building at the University of Regina. There is no admission and the public is invited to attend.