Ottawa calls meeting of justice ministers to deal with Jordan ruling fallout

The federal government will convene a meeting of Canada’s justice ministers later this month to discuss how to deal with fallout caused by last year’s controversial Supreme Court ruling aimed at limiting trial delays. … Continue Reading

How to Reduce the cost of Policing

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses how to reduce the cost of policing. … Continue Reading

Police resources in Canada, 2016

The changing nature of society, the economy, and technology has created new challenges for police services as they adapt their responsibilities in crime prevention, law enforcement, public assistance and maintenance of public order. The economics of policing and community safety … Continue Reading

Managing digital evidence is not the complete answer

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses managing and disclosing digital evidence. … 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

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.

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