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Adult criminal court statistics, 2014/2015

There were more than 328,000 cases completed in adult criminal courts in Canada in 2014-2015, down 13 per cent from the previous year. This was the fifth consecutive annual decline, as well as the lowest number of completed adult criminal … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Police could delay some arrests to adapt to new time frames for court cases

Calgary police officers may have to start delaying some arrests until more information is collected in certain cases, according to Chief Roger Chaffin. The police chief said in a recent interview with Postmedia that while officers won’t hesitate to take … Continue Reading

Measuring Value in a Modern Police Organization

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses some challenges and approaches to measure value in policing. … Continue Reading

Justice on Trial: The inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system

Canada’s criminal justice system is a vast and complex machine with numerous players whose actions or inactions impact each other: The courts, the police, corrections, and legal professionals. For those Canadians who are exposed to it, whether as victims or … Continue Reading

Crime rates are falling. So why has Canada had the same number of police officers for years?

The strength of Canadian police forces has remained constant for years, even as crime rates fall steeply, data released by Statistics Canada shows. Canada has had just under 70,000 police officers since 2009, a number that has grown slowly from … Continue Reading

A Tidal Wave of Digital Evidence is Coming

Interesting article written by Eldon Amoroso about the importance of digital evidence management. Published in the CACP Winter 2016 magazine

Policing Vision 2025

U.K. chiefs and PCCs have set out the vision for policing in 2025, including digital policing. Read more at the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Ontario to tackle court delays by hiring more judges, prosecutors

Read more by at the Toronto star

Adult criminal court statistics, 2014-2015

Data on adult criminal courts in Canada are now available for 2014-2015 Read more at Statistics Canada.

Police forces ‘overwhelmed’ by digital evidence, watchdog finds

Some police forces in England and Wales risk being “overwhelmed” by the volume of digital evidence being collected, the police watchdog has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said many forces had a “significant gap” in digital skills. It said … Continue Reading

‘Unregulated field’ of private police needs greater oversight, report warns

Private police have exploded in numbers in recent years, but Canada is lagging behind other countries in tracking their often-covert activities — something that experts warn could compromise privacy and public safety if growth continues unchecked. “There is little or … Continue Reading

Electronic Case Management System Makes Good Cents

In the following article, originally published in the Winter 2015-16 Issue of the OACP Magazine, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses some of the economic benefits of using an electronic case management system. Click image … Continue Reading