Tag Archives | Criminal Justice

New 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 new book, Eliminating Crime: The […]

Dr. Yvon Dandurand returns to research and professorship, passing Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies to Dr. Adrienne Chan

 Yvon Dandurand has served as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Research and Graduate Studies for the past 10 years, and is now stepping aside to return to teaching and research projects of his own. “I get all kinds of requests to be a guest lecturer as part of other professors’ classes, but that’s really not the same […]

UFV in the News: Darryl Plecas to speak at the UN

UFV crime expert to speak at the UN By Vikki Hopes – Abbotsford News The crime-fighting success of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is among the topics that will be presented next month in New York by a UFV criminology expert. Darryl Plecas, RCMP research chair at University of the Fraser Valley’s school of criminology […]

UFV Crim student works with UN in Africa to study prison reform

UFV student Richele Doughty was unsure about the specific topic for her master’s thesis, but she knew she had two passions she wanted to pursue: criminal justice, and Africa. Luckily, with the help of UFV’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the supervision of Dr. Hayli Millar, she was able to combine both. “I […]