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Forensic Psychology Webinar

New Webinar Announcement 📢 Forensic Psychology Event Date: Sat January 9, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST, Event Location: Via Zoom Limited Availability Presenter: Prof. N. Porter – Owner, Lead Criminal Consultant, Behaviour Analyst, N.A. PORTER & ASSOCIATES. Course Outline This specialized webinar will examine the field of psychology and law, also referred to as forensic psychology. We will examine the …

The Poor State of Criminal Justice in Canada

May 29, 2020 |  John Howard Society Just a year ago, in May, 2019, federal Justice Minister David Lametti released a report called “State of the Criminal Justice System”.  Issued in the last few months of the government’s first mandate, it was intended as a public review of the state of the system. As the Minister wrote in …

As Domestic Violence Spikes during COVID-19, Many Victims and their Children have Nowhere to Live

An Excerpt from Violence Against Women Journal COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a new study. “Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources within the community. Survivors in …

Residues in Fingerprints Hold Clues to Age

Abstract: Police have long relied on the unique whorls, loops or arches encoded in fingerprints to identify suspects. However, they have no way to tell how long ago those prints were left behind -information that could be crucial to a case. A preliminary new study suggests that could change. Researchers report that they could link …

The Need to Recruit More Women in Criminal Justice

Author: Nicole Porter, N.A. PORTER & ASSOCIATES Women are largely underrepresented in the criminal justice industry, particularly law enforcement. In fact, women only account for a very small (albeit growing) percentage of police officers (11.6% nationally, up from just 3% in the mid 70s). However, the need to recruit, train and promote more female officers …

Covid-19 Conundrum: Enforcing Lockdown Mandates vs. Enforcing the Law

Author: Nicole Porter, N.A. PORTER & ASSOCIATES The Covid-19 pandemic has had far reaching implications across the globe. The same can be said from a law enforcement standpoint. However, officers have been faced with enforcing new mandates as a result of on-going Covid-19 concerns. The question becomes a matter of enforcing lockdown mandates versus enforcing …

What is a Community Crisis Response Program?

A Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) works to provide support and resources to communities impacted by violent and traumatic incidents. The CCRP in Toronto provides immediate supports, mobilizes local resources to address individual/group needs, coordinates community debriefings and facilitates information sharing. Long-term supports offered by the program include establishing training and education sessions, facilitating community …