Tag Archives | criminology

UFV alumni panel to examine impact of drug addiction — March 2

Drug addiction impacts individuals, families, and the community. A panel discussion at UFV on Wed, March 2, will delve into this troubling issue, examining the physiology of addiction, types of addictive behaviours, and the management of addiction through pharmaceutical and other methods. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Aboriginal Gathering Place […]

Dr. Irwin Cohen and Dr. Amy Prevost

Women in Policing topic of UFV alumni panel discussion Nov 19

Forty years ago it was rare to see a woman in a police uniform. And when you did, chances are she was in a skirt and kept her gun in her purse. Now women comprise 20 percent of all police officers in Canada. Women in policing have faced challenges along the way, and many have […]

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 […]

Annette Vogt

UFV launching Centre for Safe Schools and Communities

Two centres at UFV are launching a new chapter as one new entity. Together, the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities and BC Centre for Social Responsibility are marking nearly a decade of leadership in specialized areas of school and community safety, addictions, and strategies to promote the wellbeing of British Columbians. Having begun […]

Students from Agassiz Secondary taking a university-level criminology class from UFV instructor Kevin Bork at their school.

Agassiz secondary students get a taste of university courses with UFV

Imagine entering your first year of university with a few credits already under your belt. Thanks to a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Cascade School District, Agassiz secondary school students are able to try university courses, earn actual credits, and get a taste of post-secondary education while still in […]

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 […]