Hello Knowledge fans! It is me, Nick, today speaking with you about the first 4 episodes of the podcast. I recap where we’ve been and I talk about where we are going. I thank my previous guests: Dr Laura Huey, Lt Glen Mills, Special Constable John Ng and Dr John Shjarback. I give a quick sneak peek, but no names, on two of the upcoming interviews I will be doing and let you in on my online course for Microsoft Access and that it will be revamped and for sale once again in a few months.
Dr. John Shjarback is an assistant professor in the Department of Law and Justice Studies Rowan University after spending the last three years as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. John’s research interests center on American policing with specific focuses on environmental and organizational influence on officer behavior and attitudes as well as contemporary issues in the field (e.g., the “Ferguson Effect”; de-policing; the “War on Cops” hypothesis; race and officer-involved shootings). He has worked collaboratively with various law enforcement agencies conducting evaluations. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as Criminology & Public Policy, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Crime & Delinquency, and he has written op-eds for The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, and the El Paso Times.
Special Constable John Ng is a divisional crime analyst with the Saskatoon Police Service and has been a law enforcement analyst for over 10 years. He’s a certified law enforcement analyst with the International Association of Crime Analysts and has been an active member having volunteered with their former Methods Subcommittee co-authoring a handful of technical papers on analytical methods including hotspot analysis, prioritizing offenders, and social network analysis and currently volunteers with their Publications Committee.
He’s presented at crime analysis conferences and recently at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) Conference on the role of crime analysts in EBP. He also served as the Analyst Series Coordinator (lead) for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s (CAN-SEBP) Community Engagement Team and continues to volunteer as a Community Liaison for CAN-SEBP promoting the value of law enforcement analysts in EBP. More recently he’s been selected as an NIJ/IACP LEADS Scholar, which is a scholarship that helps support mid-level officers in advancing data and science in policing, he is one of the first crime analysts to received this scholarship.
He’s successfully completed a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. His research interests include police culture, police leadership, organizational change, police tactics & strategies, hotspots policing, offender management (and risk assessments), and crime analysis.
Glen Mills is a lieutenant with the Burlington Massachusetts Police Department currently assigned to the Administrative Division and oversees community services, training, emergency management, information technology and dispatch. He is involved in a number of community outreach programs and manages his department’s social media, website, Citizens Police Academy, workplace safety and crime prevention efforts.
Dr. Laura Huey is the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing and Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She is also a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Foundation, and a Research Fellow for the London Police Service. She also formerly sat on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Crime Prevention Committee and was formerly a member of the Board of SERENE-RISC (a Canadian Centre of Excellence on Cybercrime).
In this episode, Laura talks about the relevance of evidence based policing, data, the crime analyst, and how analysts can get involved in performing research.
Special thanks to Steve Harmon who listened to the podcast and knew the study that escaped me during this show. Here is the Pacific Standard article and here is the link to the academic article about how “stop and frisk” could be creating negative effects on black and Latino juvenile males.