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Dr. Martha Dow

Policing Major 
Events: Perspectives from Around the World – book published November 2014

Dr. Martha Dow of UFV’s Social, Cultural and Media Studies Department – in collaboration with co-authors James F. Albrecht, Darryl Plecas, Dilip K. Das – explores the complex set of factors comprising the policing of major events based upon real case studies of events from all over the world in her new book, Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World. Read more



Dr. Lenore Newman

UFV's Newman named to inaugural cohort of College of New Scholars

UFV's Dr. Lenore Newman has been chosen to be part of the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars. A total of 91 members have been selected as part of this first cohort. They will be inducted at a ceremony on Nov 21 in Quebec City. Read more


Dr. Irwin M. Cohen, Dr. Darryl Plecas, Dr. Amanda V. McCormick, and Adrienne M.F. Peters

Book by UFV authors reveals the key principles of police-based crime reduction

In the early 2000s, police agencies in British Columbia were forced to reimagine their approach to emerging crime problems. The traditional ways of responding and reacting were not as effective against the increase in gang activity, auto theft, drug production, and other crimes taking place throughout the province.

In their book, Eliminating Crime: The Seven Essential Principles of Police-based Crime Reduction, authors Dr. Irwin M. Cohen, Dr. Darryl Plecas, Dr. Amanda V. McCormick, and Adrienne M.F. Peters explore the paths taken and the lessons learned as British Columbia police agencies researched and introduced effective and efficient new policing strategies based on seven essential principles. Read more

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