Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, March

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders in Saskatchewan
The sexual abuse of children is a serious social concern. Thus, sexual offenders must receive accurate assessments and effective treatment programming to minimise re-offence rates. There is ample evidence in the literature to support the assertion...
Best Practices Approach to the Electronic Monitoring of Youth
Youth-focused electronic monitoring (EM) programs were initially implemented in the late 1980s in the United States. The growing popularity of these programs can be noted by their development throughout the world, such as the recent establishment of...
Evaluating the Utility of Electronic Monitoring: Why Don't We Listen to the Research?
Article Reviewed: Bonta, J., Wallace-Capretta, S., & Rooney, J. (2000). Can electronic monitoring make a difference? An evaluation of three Canadian programs. Crime & Delinquency, 46(1), 61-75. Electronic monitoring (EM) was implemented...
Judgements of Deception and Accuracy of Performance in Eyewitness Testimony
Undergraduate psychology students were shown a videotape of eight eyewitnesses, four of whom were instructed to respond truthfully, and four to respond deceptively, in their descriptions and photo identification of a target person. In addition to being...
Merging Traffic Enforcement with Rural Life in Alberta
Evidence indicates that in Alberta injuries and fatalities due to traffic collisions are of a higher proportion and greater severity in rural areas than in urban areas. Although one response to this finding may be to increase police traffic enforcement,...
Police Liability for Failure to Comply with Lawful Duty
Odhavji Estate v. Woodhouse, Gerrits and Boothby, et al. In this case the estate of Manish Odhavji sued two Ontario detectives and a Chief of Police for the tort of misfeasance (impropriety) in public office. According to the pleadings the defendant...
Psychological and Physical Benefits of Circuit Weight Training in Law Enforcement Personnel
Norvell, N., and Belles, D. (1993). Psychological and physical benefits of circuit weight training in law enforcement personnel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 520-527. Regular exercise is believed to result in improvements in...
Urban Aboriginal Victims of Crime and Their Police Reporting Practices
Canadian research indicates that victims of crime do not consistently report their victimization experiences to the police. This is particularly true among minority and marginalized groups in society, such as Aboriginal people. While Aboriginal people...

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