About the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (CPSCJR)

The Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research, a Sun Centre of Excellence located in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley:

• brings experts in criminal and social justice issues, government, criminal and social justice partners, academics, students, and agencies together to participate in community-based research initiatives focusing on public safety and reducing crime;
• provides a Canadian and international forum for the dissemination of research and a secure facility in which data can be analyzed through modern data management;
• creates an effective basis for dialogue between government, criminal and social justice partners, and communities to promote evidenced based approaches to enhance public safety.


The Centre is directed by RCMP Research Chair Dr. Irwin Cohen and involves other faculty and undergraduate and graduate research students in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley. For more information on the type of projects conducted through the Centre, please see our Research Themes page or click below on our Reports and Publications link.

CPSCJR Resources

The research conducted by Dr. Irwin Cohen and his colleagues and students at the University of the Fraser Valley has resulted in a variety of Research Reports and Publications available to the general public and of interest to criminology and criminal justice students, criminal justice practitioners, and government. In addition, Dr. Cohen is frequently quoted in the news - please visit our News and Announcements page for access to some of these articles and announcements.


Reports and Publications
Visit this page to download free copies of Research Reports and Publications by the CCJR

News and Announcements
Visit this page for information on Dr. Plecas' current activities, as well as for information on upcoming projects

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