I received my PhD in sociology at McMaster University in 2003. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Faculty of Medicine; University of Toronto (2007-2008).
Using interpretive theories, I research policing and technological change, intelligence-led policing, police culture, crime and intelligence analysis, big data, social problems and social control. I am a qualitative researcher who researches and writes about data analysis, team-based qualitative research methods and the role of emotionality in qualitative research. I am presently working on studies concerning: (i) intelligence-led policing and the integration and utilization of crime and intelligence analysis; (ii) policing and mental health; and (iii) community policing initiatives.
I have research assistantships opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in intelligence-led policing and police culture.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of qualitative research, policing, deviance, technology and the law, social problems, surveillance and social control.
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