WELCOME TO "DEAR LAURA ..."
Find Out What You Didn't Know about Policing Research or Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask!
Welcome to "Dear Laura", a site dedicated to exploring the current state of research on Canadian policing issues. Why "Dear Laura..."? In my role as the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing, I am routinely asked for my knowledge/opinion of the research evidence for different police practices, programs and policies. In the attached pages, I have created blog posts containing answers to some of those questions. I hope you find this fun and informative.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I'm the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing and a Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. I'm also a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada, Senior Research Fellow with the Police Foundation, and the London Police Service Research Fellow. Previously, I was a member of the Canadian Council of Academies' Expert Panel on the Future of Canadian Policing and I have sat on numerous boards and working groups related to community safety.