Curriculum Vitae

 

Dr. Darryl Plecas

35482 Doneagle Place

Abbotsford, BC, V3G 2X6

 

Home: 604.852.2439   Work: 604.854.4553   Cell: 778.808.5055

Fax: 604.870.5927

Email: darryl.plecas@ucfv.ca

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING:
   
1995 Management Development Program (Class of '95), Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
1992   Ed.D in Administratice and Higher Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 M.A. in Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1978 B.A. in Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
   
Ed.D. Dissertation:
  "A Study of Educational Level, Underemployment, and Job Turnover Among Correctional Officers"
   
M.A. Thesis:
  "The Perpetuation of Error in Criminology: A Case Study in Misreporting and the Failure of Scientists to Exercise the Norm of Organized Skepticism"
   

 

 
RECOGNITION:
   
2005

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Public Safety, for work on the project “Eliminating Marihuana Grow Operations: An Alternative Approach” with Fire Chiefs Len Garis and Glen Saunders.

2003

Innovative Excellence In Teaching, Learning And Technology Award, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, April, 2003.

2001

UCFV Teaching Excellence Award, University College of the Fraser Valley

1998 & 1994 

Special Service Recognition, Abbotsford Police Department

1985

President's Award "for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the Field of Lifeskills", Ontario Association of Lifeskill Educators

1985

Award in Recognition of Service as Chair and Member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee to Matsqui Institution, Correctional Service of Canada

1980

President's Scholarship (academic achievement/perfect GPA), Simon Fraser University

1977

Open Scholarship (academic achievement), Simon Fraser University

1973

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Award, Young Men's Christian Association

   
   
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES/ASSOCIATIONS
   
 
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (life member)
  • International Police Executive Symposium
  • Western Society of Criminology
  • British Columbia Crime Prevention Association
   
   

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TEACHING EXPERIENCE *

   
Aug 1979 - Present

Professor, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University College of the Fraser Valley (Department Chair from May 1984 – June 1995, and from Sept 2002 – July 2005).

Appointed RCMP University Research Chair, Sept 2005.

April 2004 & 
June 2005
Guest Instructor, Senior Police Administrator’s Course, Canadian Police College.

April 2004

Instructor, Police Leadership 2004 Increment/Advanced Seminar, B.C. Police Academy, Justice Institute of B.C.

August 2002 & August 2003

Faculty (Second Residency) Masters Program in Leadership and Public Safety, Royal Roads University (also project supervisor 2000-2005).

Fall 1979 & Winer 2002 Sessional Faculty, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Jan 1986 - April 1999

Sessional Faculty in Criminology Social Science Department, Douglas College

   

* Subjects taught include: courses in law enforcement, corrections, young offenders, criminal psychology, introductory and advanced research methods, program evaluation, introductory criminology, student success, the criminal justice system, comparative criminal justice, and advanced criminological theory. Also coordinator of field placements (1979- 1984).

   
   
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NON-CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERIENCE
   
April 1999 Chair, UCFV Physics Department Program Review

February 1999 Chair, UCFV Trades and Technology Program Review

1995 - 1998 Member, UCFV Board of Governors (elected faculty representative)

   
  * Also elected and appointed as a member of numerous UCFV selection and administrative committees over the years.
   
   
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
   
Nov. 2003 - present Independent Chairperson (Pacific Region).  By appointment of the Solicitor General of Canada.

May 1996 - Feb. 2002

Associate, The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Policy at the University of British Columbia (including roles as Expert Observer, 10th United Nations Congress on the prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Vienna Austria; as participant in the meeting  of the United Nations Scientific and Professional Advisory Committee, October 1996, 1998 and 2000, Courmayer, Italy; and as a member of the United Nations team of experts for the development of a legislative guide for the implementation of the U.N. Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime).

Oct. 1998 - June 2002     Member, Audit Team for National Programs Accreditation, Correctional Service of Canada.

Dec. 1977 - Sept. 1979 Family and Social Relations Officer/Living Unit Officer, Correctional Service of Canada

May 1977 - Aug. 1977 Parole Officer (Student Practicum),
Correctional Service of Canada

Spet. 1976 - April 1977 Researcher (Student Practicum),
Consultation Centre, Solicitor General of Canada

Oct. 1974 - May 1975 Loss Prevention Supervisor (Alberta),
Retail Security Agencies Inc.

Jan. 1973 - Sept. 1974 Program Director,
Greater Vancouver YMCA

Sept. 1971 - Dec. 1972 Youth Activities Coordinator,
Surrey Parks and Recreation Commission

   
   
CRIMINAL JUSTICE VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE
   
Oct. 2005 -  present    Member, Steering Committee, Integrated Justice Strategy, Ministry of Attorney General and RCMP "E" Division as organizers


Jan. 2003 - present Book editor, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal


2005 Member, National Coordinating Committee on Organized Crime Working Group


July 2002 - present Member, BCIT Forensic Science Technology Advisory Committee,
British Columbia Institute of Technology


May 2004 - present Member, Certificate in Law Enforement Studies Advisory Committee,
Police Academy, Justice Institute of BC


March 2001 - present Member, Scholarship Committee, Abbotsford Police Department


Jan. 2003 - Oct. 2005 Chair, L.I.N.C. (Long Term Inmates Now in the Community)


Feb. 2003 - May 2004 Chair, Local Host Committee, 11th International Police Executive Symposium


Sept. 1998 - May 1999 Member, Regional Research Committee (Pacific),
Correctional Service of Canada


Sept. 1997 - May 1999 Member, Editorial Board, Issues of Interest (Quarterly Journal),
Police Academy, Justice Institute of BC


Dec. 1997 - Oct. 1998 Member, City of Abbotsford (Official Representative),
Fraser Valley Regional Justice Centre Committee


May 1994 - June 1996 Board Member, Correctional Education Association (Region VI)


Jan. 1992 - June 1995 Advisory Committee Member, Correctional and Justice Services Department,
The Salvation Army


Sept. 1990 - Feb. 1991 Member, Abbotsford/Matsqui Task Force on Youth


July 1984 - July 1985 Member, Program Planning Committee,
Canadian Criminal Justice Association 1985 Congress


March 1983 - July 1985 Member and Chair for the Citizen's Advisory Committee to Matsqui Institution,
Correctional Service of Canada


Nov. 1982 - April 1984 Founding Board Member, Chilliwack Victim Reparation Society


   
   
THESIS COMMITTEES
   
Completion 2005 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Scott Brody, "Changes in Youth Custody following the Enactment of the YCJA".

Completiom 2004 External Examiner, Doctor of Philosophy (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Lesley Bain, "Money Laundering: Hide and Seek - An Exploration of the International Cooperation Between Law Enforement Agencies".

Completion 2004 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Education) Simon Fraser University, Leigh Tait, “School Violence: A Critical Review of Canadian and American Studies”.

Completion 2004

External Examiner, Master of Arts (Education) Simon Fraser University, Dov Erlichman, “Violence In Schools: A Review of Common Management Approaches, Including Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Video Surveillance And the Use of Metal Detectors”.

Completion 2003 Committee Member, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Lisette Patenaude, “An Exploratory Study of Leadership in Co-Offending”.

Completion 2003 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Nikki Thompson, “Missing and Found Persons in Vancouver: An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis”.

Completion 2003 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Rob Tillyer, “Tracking Crime Patterns: An Exploratory Data Analysis Of Mass Transit Systems and Criminal Events”.

Completion 2001 Committee Member, Masters of Education, Western Washington University, for Charn Kingra, “Student Goals, Academic Experience, And Academic Performance: A Study Of Undergraduate Students At The University College Of The Fraser Valley”.

Completion 2001 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, Joanne Simister, “Youth Crime Prevention: A Case For Evidence - Based Corrections And Prevention”.

Completion 2000 Committee Member, Doctor of Education (In Educational Leadership and Policy) University of British Colombia, for Paul Tinsley, “Assessing Discrimination In a Police Recruit Assessment Centre”.

Completion 1994 Committee Member, Master of Education, Western Washington University, for Cheryl Isaac-Clark, “An Analysis of the Perception of the Impact of the University College Status on Continuing Education at the University College of the Fraser Valley”.

Completion 1993 External Examiner, Master of Arts (Criminology) Simon Fraser University, for Miriam Currey, “On the Border: An Exploratory Study of Canadian Customs Inspector Decision Making”.
   
   
MAJOR PROJECT SUPERVISION
   
Completion 2005

Project Supervisor, Master of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Philip Eastwood, “Will Restorative Justice Work In Municipal Police Complaints Resolutions In British Columbia?”.

Completion 2004 Project Supervisor, Master of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Terry Waterhouse, “Using Team Learning to Enhance Leadership Capacity During Personal And Organizational Transition”.

Completion 2004 Project Supervisor, Master of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Len Hall, “Establishing A Degree Program For RCMP Officers”.

Completion 2004 Project Supervisor, Master of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Billy Weselowski, “An Evaluation Of The Innervisions Family Program”.

Completion 2004 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Mark LaLonde, “Assessment in Police Recruit Training Simultation”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Bill Thompson, “Correctional Officer Opinions and Attitudes Toward Operational Regimes in a Maximum Security Institution”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Mike Novakowski, “Exploring Field Training Within British Columbia’s Independent Police Agencies”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Jim Mancell, “B.C. Municipal Police Officer Selection”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Axel Hovbrender, “Evaluating Models Of Policing”.
Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Sharon Toor, “Public Expectations Of Police Response To Calls For Service”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Lorna Dicks, “Current Approaches To Combating Marihuana Grow Operations: An Evaluation”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Mike Trump, “The Relationship Between Firearms Training Delivery Models And Shooting Accuracy”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Tom Ashman, “Physician Assistant’s Views Toward Distributed Learning As A Method For Training Physician Assistants In The Canadian Forces”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Al Rosa, “Leadership Competency Development For British Columbia Sheriff Managers: Moving Towards A Competency Profile”.

Completion 2003 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution, Royal Roads University, for Gwen Ranquist, “Improving The Police Response To Assisting Mentally Ill Persons”.

Completion 2001 Project Supervisor, Masters of Arts Program in Leadership, Royal Roads University, for Frank Ciaccia, “Building a Leadership Program at New Westminster Police Service”.

   
   
RESEARCH REPORTS
   
  • I. Cohen, D. Plecas, and A. Watkinson. A Review of the Research on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. A report prepared for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “E” Division. November, 2005.
  • A. Malm, N. Pollard, P. Brantingham, P. Tinsley, D. Plecas, P. Brantingham, I. Cohen, and B. Kinney. A 30 Year Analysis Of Police Service Delivery And Costing: “E” Division. A report prepared for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “E” Division. November, 2005.
  • J. Diplock, S. Kirkland, A. Malm, and D. Plecas. Clandestine Drug Laboratories In British Columbia. A report prepared for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. September, 2005.
  • M. Dow, D. Plecas, A. Vogt, and T. Waterhouse. The 2005 SafeSchoolSocial Responsibility Survey For Secondary Students. A research report prepared for the Burnaby School District, September, 2005.
  • D. Plecas, A. Malm, and B. Kinney. Marihuana Growing Operations In British ColumbiaRevisited 1997-2003. A research report prepared for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “E” Division. March, 2005.
  • D. Plecas. Exploring Options for Enhanced Effectiveness in the Community Grants Program. A research report prepared for the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, March 2005.
 
  • A. Malm, D.Plecas, and J.Tochin. Shoplifting Pattern at Overwaitea Foods Locations. A research report prepared for Overwaitea Food Group, March, 2005.
  • A. Roesch and D.Plecas. North VancouverResidents’ Views of Police Services. A research report prepared for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (North Vancouver Detachment), December, 2004.
  • M. Dow, D. Plecas, and T. Waterhouse. A Report On Community Accountability Programs in British Columbia. A research report prepared for the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, May, 2004.
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas, and S. Charlton. Communication Equipment: A Review For B.C. Conservation Officers. A research report prepared for the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, March, 2004.
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas, and S. Charlton. Emergency Warning Light: A Review For B.C. Conservation Officers. A research report prepared for the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, March, 2004.
  • M. Silverstein, D. Plecas, and D. Hermann. Letters, We Get Lots And Lots Of Letters: The Effect Of Police Warning Letters On Driving Behavior. A research report prepared for the Abbotsford Safer Cities Project, March, 2004.
  • D. Plecas and G. Anderson. A Review of Safety Equipment And Training Needs Of B.C. Conservation Officers. A research report prepared for the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, January, 2004.
  • J. Paul, A. Corrigall and D. Plecas. Port CoquitlamResidents’ Views of Police Services.  A research report prepared for the City of Port Coquitlam, January, 2004.
  • V. Ulmer, E. Harding and D. Plecas. Citizen Survey Report. A research report prepared for the City of Langley Safer City Project, December 2003.
  • M. Dow and D. Plecas. A Needs Assessment Of Provincially Incarcerated Women At The BurnabyCorrectional Centre For Women. A research report prepared for the Corrections Branch, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, September, 2003.
  • M. Dow and D. Plecas. An Evaluation of the British ColumbiaSafeSchoolCentre. A research report prepared for the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, August, 2003.
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas, and M. Lalonde. Determining Safe Operating Procedures for Saskatchewan HighwayTransport Patrol Officers. A research report prepared for the Transport Compliance Branch, Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation, June, 2003.
  • D. Plecas , C. Bergen, and L. Wunderlich. International Association of Prosecutors Survey On The United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime. A research report submitted to the International Association of Prosecutors, The Hague, The Netherlands, June, 2003.
  • M. Dhaliwal, C. Moll, and D. Plecas. Initial Citizen Survey And Speed Monitoring Report. A research report prepared for the Maple Ridge Safer City Project Team, May, 2003.
  • D. Plecas, A. Huelsman, and G. Anderson. Public Perceptions Of Police Officer Grooming Standards: Further Results. A research report prepared for the Abbotsford Police Department, March, 2003.
  • G. Davies, M. Dhaliwal, A. Krahn, B. Lali, C. Mill, and D. Plecas. Initial Citizen Survey and Speed Monitoring Report. A research report prepared for the Abbotsford Safer City Project Team, February, 2003.
  • G. Anderson, C. Chamberlin, A. Courtney, D. Plecas, M. Smith, and S. Voth. Multi-Tasking Behaviours Of General Duty Police Officers. A research report prepared for the Police Academy, Justice Institute of British Columbia, February, 2003.
  • D. Plecas, A. Huelsman, K. DeJong, and G. Anderson. Public Perception Of Police Officer Grooming Standards. A research report prepared for Abbotsford Police Department, October, 2002.
  • S. Lang, L. Virk & D Plecas False Alarm Activators’ Attitudes Toward A System of Escalating Fines. A research project prepared for Abbotsford Police Department, June 2002.
  • R. Falk, C. Hedland, D. Plecas & K. Sullivan Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Residents’ Views of Police Services. A research report prepared for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Ridge Meadows Detachment) June 2002.
  • E. Lanteigne, S. Burris, and D. Plecas A Descriptive Comparison Of Referrals To The Violence Prevention Program And The Intensive Treatment Program For Violent Offenders In The Pacific Region. A research report prepared for the Re-development Team, Regional Health Centre ({Pacific), Correctional Service of Canada, April 2002.
  • R. Gill and D. Plecas Summary Statistics On Abbotsford Community Services’ Family Outreach And Education Program. A research report prepared for Abbotsford Community Services, April 2002.
  • D. Plecas, Y. Dandurand, V. Chin, and T. Segger. Marihuana Growing Operations In British Columbia: An Empirical Survey (1997 – 2000). A research report prepared for the Drug Enforcement Branch, “E” Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, B.C., February, 2002.
  • Y. Dandurand, D. Plecas, V. Chin , and T. Segger. Marihuana Trafficking Incidents In British Colombia(1997 – 2000). A research report for the Drug Enforcement Branch, “E” Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, B.C., February, 2002.
  • S. Kirkpatrick, D. Hansom, D. Plecas, and Y. Dandurand. Hydroponic Cultivation Equipment Outlets in British Columbia, Albertaand the State of Washington. A research report prepared for the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Vancouver, B.C., February, 2002.
  • M. Dyck, M. Gill, and D. Plecas. An Analysis Of Incidents Reported By Abbotsford Citizen’s Patrol. A research report prepared for Abbotsford Police Department, February, 2002.
  • D. Plecas. Timidity Issues: An Analysis of Assessment Centre Results. A report prepared for the Assessment Centre, Police Academy, Justice Institute of B.C., February, 2002.
  • D. Plecas, T. Segger & K. Hall. The Feasibility of Establishing a Dedicated Police Officer – Specialized Victim Service Team in Abbotsford, B.C. A research report prepared for the Abbotsford Community Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee and the Abbotsford Police Department, June, 2001.
  • D. Plecas, D. Préfontaine, V. Chin, and Y. Dandurand. Criminalizing Participation In A Criminal Organization: The Experience of Selected Jurisdictions. A report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada, June, 2001.
  • Y. Dandurand, D. Plecas, and D. Préfontaine. Statutory Exemptions From Criminal Liability For Law Enforcement Officers. A report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada, June, 2001.
  • N. Brown and D. Plecas. An Analysis of False Alarm Activity In Abbotsford, B.C. A research report prepared for Abbotsford Police Department, May, 2001.
  • V. Chin, Y. Dandurand, D. Plecas, and T. Segger. The Criminal Justice Response to Marihuana Growing Operations In B.C. A research report prepared for the Director, Federal Prosecution Service (B.C. Region), Department of Justice Canada, January, 2001.
  • S. Kruk and D. Plecas.An Outcome Evaluation of Saanich Police Departments’ Block Watch Program. A report prepared for Saanich Police Department, October, 2000.
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas, and T. Segger. The Physical Abilities Required for General Duty Work in British Columbia’s Municipal Police Forces: Re-Validating the Police Officers’ Physical Abilities Test. A research report prepared for the Police Academy, Justice Institute of B.C., March 2000.
  • K. Gisborne, M. Tennant, D. Plecas, T. Segger, J. Martin, J. Piros, and C. Fitzsimmons. Audit/Review of Law Enforcement Services Provided on SkyTrain/Sea Bus. A report prepared for Translink Security, March, 2000.
  • D. Plecas, T. Segger, and Lauren Marsland. Reticence and Re-assault among Victims of Domestic Violence in Abbotsford, B.C. A report prepared for the Ministry of the Attorney General for the Province of British Columbia, March 2000.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. Conditional Release Rates and Outcomes: A Comparison Of Releases The City Of AbbotsfordWith The ProvinceOf British ColumbiaOverall. A report prepared for the Abbotsford Police Department, January, 2000.
  • T. Anderson and D. Plecas. An Employee Survey of Perceived Leadership Competencies. A research report prepared for the Vancouver Police Department, January, 2000.
  • G. Conn, J. Lawrence and D. Plecas. Central SaanichResidents’ Views Of Police Services. A research report prepared for Central Saanich Police Service, January, 2000.
  • G. Anderson and D. Plecas. The Physical Requirements of General Duty Police Work: Determining Preselection Criteria, An interim research report prepared for the Police Academy, Justice Institute of B.C., June, 1999.
  • T. Anderson and D. Plecas. An Employee Survey Of Perceived Leadership Competencies, A research report prepared for the San Diego Police Department, June, 1999.
  • A. Cotterall, B. McPhee, and D. Plecas. Fireplay Report: A Survey Of School-Aged Youth In Grades 1-12, A research report prepared for the Public Education Office, City of Surrey Fire Service, April, 1999. A summary of this report is published in Hot Issues, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Winter, 2000.
  • B. Dalzell, T. Mann, and D. Plecas. ChilliwackResidents’ Views of Police Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, January, 1999.
  • P. Tinsley, D. Plecas, and M. MacDonald. Final Report on the Validity Study of the Assessment Centre. A research report prepared for the Police Academy, Justice Institute of B.C., September, 1997.
  • D. Plecas, D. King, and J. Scott. Program Evaluation: Cognitive Skills Training Programs. A research report prepared for the B.C. Corrections Branch, February, 1996.
  • T. Segger and D. Plecas, Transportation Survey, A research report prepared for the Safety and Security Department, University College of the Fraser Valley, 1996
  • T. Segger and D. Plecas. The Prevalence Of Selected Health Ailments Among Residents of Abbotsford And Matsqui, British Columbia. A survey research report prepared for the Central Fraser Valley Environmental Health Group, Abbotsford, B.C., November, 1994.
  • D. Fleming and D. Plecas. A Preliminary Assessment Of Security And Security Incidents At CultusLakePark. A research report prepared for the Cultus Lake Park Board, Cultus Lake, B.C., April, 1993.
  • T. Croisdale and D. Plecas. Global Assessment Scale Ratings Of CSC Inmates In The Pacific Region By Case Management Officers (Final Report), A research report Prepared for The Correctional Service of Canada, RHQ (Pacific), January, 1992.
  • D. Plecas and P. Maxim. Correctional Officer Career Development Study: A six-Year Longitudinal Study of 527 Correctional Officer Recruits Hired By The Correctional Service Of CanadaIn 1984 and 1985 (Final Report). Prepared for the Correctional Service of Canada, NHQ (Ottawa), June 1991.
  • D. Plecas. A Follow-up Study Of Correctional Service Of Canada(Pacific) ABE Program Leavers for 1987/88. A research report prepared for the Correctional Service of Canada (Pacific), June, 1988.
  • P. Maxim and D. Plecas. 1984 Survey: CSC Correctional Officer Career Development Study. A research report prepared for Policy, Planning and Administration, Correctional Service of Canada, NHQ, Ottawa, January 1985.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. Orientation Manual for Individuals Providing Contracted Services to the Correctional Service of Canada(Pacific). Prepared for CSC (RHQ), Abbotsford, B.C., May 1985.
  • T. Anderson and D. Plecas. A Developmental Approach to Life Skills Programming in the Correctional Service of Canada: Theory and Background Paper. Prepared for Education, Training and Employment, Correctional Service of Canada, Pacific Region, 1985.
  • D. Plecas and P. Maxim. A Summary of Correctional Officers: Their Attitudes and Job Concerns. CSC Correctional Officer Career Development Study (Research Report #1). A research report prepared for Policy, Planning and Administration, Correctional Service of Canada, NHQ, Ottawa, May 1984.
  • P. Maxim and D. Plecas. A Survey of Correctional Officers: Their Attitudes and Job Concerns. CSC Correctional Officer Career Development Study (Research Report #2). A research report prepared for Policy, Planning and Administration, Correctional Service of Canada, NHQ, Ottawa, July 1984.
  • P. Maxim, D. Plecas, T. Segger and T. Anderson. An Examination of the Job Orientation and Concerns of Custom Inspectors and Managers. Prepared for Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise Branch, Ottawa, 1983.
  • D. Plecas, T. Segger and T. Anderson. The Personal Profile/Job Factor Analysis System and Perceptions of Crime Causation: Implications for Correctional Officer Training and Development. Prepared for the Staff Training and Development Branch, Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa, 1983.
  • D. Plecas. The Correctional Service of Canada: What You Should Know. A recruit orientation handbook prepared for the Staff Training and Development Branch, Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa, October 1983.
  • D. Plecas, T. Segger and W. Zarchikoff. An Examination of Correctional Service Policies Regarding the Role of Citizen's Advisory Committees in the Pacific Region. Prepared for the Correctional Service of Canada (Pacific RHQ), 1982.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. A Simplified View of Crime and Recidivism. A discussion paper prepared for the Regional Staff College (Pacific), Correctional Service of Canada, 1982.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. Extending the Use of Restitution: Community Views. A discussion paper prepared for Project Restore, B.C. Corrections Branch, 1982.
  • D. Plecas and J. Winterdyk. Community Service in the North Fraser Region: A Description and Analysis of Program Efficiency. Prepared for the B.C. Corrections Branch, 1982.
  • W. Zarchikoff, T. Segger and D. Plecas. An Assessment of the Social and Economic Impacts of Federal Institutions on the Communities of Agassiz, HarrisonHot Springs and Harrison Mills, British Columbia (Volumes I & II). Prepared for the Solicitor General of Canada, 1981.
  • P. Maxim and D. Plecas. A Study of the Effects of Penalties Awarded Provincial Inmates for Institutional Offences. Prepared for the B.C. Corrections Branch, 1980.
  • D. Plecas. An Analysis of Escapes. Prepared for the B.C. Corrections Branch, 1980.
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
  • I. Mackenzie and D.Plecas. “Policing Public Order in Canada” reprinted in Public Order: A Global Perspective, D.Das and A. Jiao (ed.), Prentice Hall, 2005.
  • G. Anderson, M. Trump, and D. Plecas. “Challenging Change On The Range” Blue Line, December, 2005.
  • G. Anderson, A. Courtney, D. Plecas, and C. Chamberlin. “Multi-Tasking Behaviors Of General Duty Police Officers” Police Practice and Research: An International Journal Vol. 6, No.1, March, 2005.
  • P. Tinsley, D. Plecas, A. Huelsman, K. Dejong, and G. Anderson. “Studying Public Perceptions of Police Grooming Standards” The Police Chief, November, 2003.
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas, and R. Litzenberger “Physical Evidence of Police Officer Stress” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management,vol. 25, No.2, 2002.
  • R. Reel, J. Paul, Y. Dandurand, and D. Plecas.  "Intentional And Unintentional Poly-Drug Use Associated With Ectasy Users" Designer Drugs and Raves (2nd edition) ADIC and RCMP Drug Awareness Service, Drug Enforcement Branch, "E" Division, British Columbia, Canada, 2001.
 
  • G. Anderson, D. Plecas & T. Segger. “Police Officer Physical Abilities Testing: Re-Validating A Selection Criterion”. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 24(1), 2001.
  • I. Mackenzie and D. Plecas. “Policing Public Order In Canada” Police Practice and Research: An International Journal vol.2 (1-2), 2001.
  • T. Segger and D. Plecas. “Conditional Release” in Corrections in Canada, J. Winterdyk (ed.)., Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “ Predicting Shooting Scores From Physical Performance Data”. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, volume 23, Number 4, 2001.
  • D. Plecas, J. Evans, and Y. Dandurand. “Migration and Crime: A Canadian Perspective.”  Migration and Crime, International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, Italy, 1998.
  • D. King, D. Plecas and P. York “Safety and Crime Prevention guide” Crime Prevention Booklet/Insert, Abbotsford News, 1994.
  • D. Plecas. “A Few Bad Apples” Christian Info News, Vol 13, Number 1, 1993.
  • T. Segger and D. Plecas. "Developing Life Skills Training for Special Clienteles: Institutionalized Offenders as a Case in Point." Natcon, Employment and Immigration Canada, Vol. #14, 1987.
  • D. Plecas and T. Sork. "Adult Education: Curing the Ills of an Undisciplined Discipline." Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 37, #1, 1986.
  • D. Plecas. Federal Corrections In Canada: A Comprehensive Introduction. Good 80's Publishing, 1986.
  • D. Plecas. "New Developments in Life Skills Programs for Offenders: Theory and Application." 11th National Consultation on Vocational Counselling. Ottawa, January, 1985.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. "A Suggested Correctional Response: Questions About Crime and Recidivism." Correctional Options. Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services, Vol. 2 #1, 1983.
  • P. Maxim and D. Plecas. "Prisons and Their Perceived Impact on the Local Community." Social Indicators Research. D. Reidel Publishing Company, Vol. 13, 1983.
  • D. Plecas. "Understanding Crime Causation: An Integral Predecessor for Successful Evaluation of Correctional Education." Correctional Education: A Focus on Success. Proceedings of the Correctional Education Association Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, 1983.
  • G. MacDonald, J. Ekstedt and D. Plecas. An Assessment of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Self-Sustaining Prison Industries. Simon Fraser Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy (funded by the Donner Canada Foundation), B.C. Ministry of the Attorney-General and the Solicitor General of Canada, 1982.
  • D. Cousineau and D. Plecas. "Justifying Criminal Justice Policy with Methodologically Inadequate Research." Canadian Journal of Criminology, Vol. 24, #3, 1982.
  • D. Plecas and J. Winterdyk. "Community Service: Some Questions and Answers." Provincial Court Judges Journal, Vol. 6, #1, 1982.
  • D. Plecas. "The Economic Feasibility and Political Acceptability of Self-Sustaining Prison Industries." Correctional Industries Association Newsletter, Vol. 9, #6, 1982.
  • D. Plecas and J. Winterdyk. "Community Service: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness. Corrections Newsletter. Ministry of the Attorney General, British Columbia, Vol. 6, #1, 1982.
  • W. Zarchikoff, T. Segger and D. Plecas. "Summary of a Community Impact Study." Social Impact Assessment, New York, July-August, 1981.
  • D. Fox and D. Plecas. "Top Priority: Building a New Image." Let's Talk, Correctional Service of Canada, Vol. 4, #5, 19, 1980.
 
 
PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES/OFFICIAL MEETINGS
 
  • D. Plecas. “ Crime Reduction as a Response to Crime Volume and Under-Resourced Police” Premier’s Congress on Public Safety, Vancouver, December, 2005.
  • D. Plecas and A. Malm. “ An Historical and Comparative Analysis of Police Costing and Resources”. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Meeting, Vancouver, November, 2005. Same presentation to BC Association of Chiefs of Police Meeting, Victoria, November, 2005.
  • D. Plecas. “The Money in Grow-ops”. Money Laundering in Canada 2005: Applications, Barriers and Complexities, Vancouver, September, 2005.
  • D. Plecas. “ Learning from our Response to Marihuana Grow Operations”. BC Crime Prevention 27th Annual Training Symposium “Celebrating Success-Building for the Future”, Vancouver, September, 2005.
  • D. Plecas and A. Malm. “Combating Illicit Drugs – Marihuana Grow Operations and Methamphetamine”. The National Coordinating Committee on Organized Crime. Toronto, May, 2005.
  • P. Nadeau, D. Plecas, and A. Malm.. “Marihuana Grow Operations in British Columbia”. National Thematic Workshop for Police and Policing Partners (Drug Supply and Demand), Ottawa, March, 2005.
  • J. Tochin, A. Malm, and D. Plecas. “A Survey of Loss Prevention Officer Effectiveness”. Western Society of Criminology 32nd Annual Conference, Hawaii, February, 2005.
  • A. Malm, D. Plecas, J. Huzzey, and J. Lockington. "The System Response to Auto Thieves". Western Society of Criminology 32nd Annual Conference, Hawaii, February, 2005.
 
  • D. Plecas. “Building More Effective Community Impact Statements”. Canadian Association for Victim Assistance Conference, Vancouver, December, 2004.
  • D. Plecas and A.Malm. “ The Nature and Extent of Grow Operations in British Columbia”. 1st National Conference on Illegal Marihuana Grow Operations, Ottawa, September, 2004.
  • G. Bass, P. Brantingham, P. Brantingham, and D. Plecas. “Emerging Crime Trends And Criminal Justice Issues In The Province of British Columbia”. Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis, 12th International Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, July, 2004.
  • B. Kinney, A. Malm, and D. Plecas. “Marihuana Grow Operations in Vancouver, British Columbia”. Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis, 12th International Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, July, 2004.
  • M. Dow and D. Plecas. “Towards a Traditional Model of Correctional Programming For Incarcerated Women Serving Short Sentences”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, March, 2004.
  • H. Singh and D. Plecas. “The Characteristics And Development Of South Asian Gangs”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, March, 2004.
  • A. Malm, B. Kinney, D. Plecas, and N. Thompson. “Spatial Modeling of Marihuana Grow Operations in Vancouver, British Columbia”. Western Society of Criminology Conference, Long Beach, California, February, 2004.
  • D. Plecas and M. Silverstein. “Deterrence and Shaming Models in Changing Driver Behavior” Traffic Safety Committee of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, Spring General Meeting, March, 2004.
  • P. Nadeau and D. Plecas. “Responding to the Problem of Marihauna Grow-Operations” Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice, Vancouver, B.C. November, 2003.
  • D. Plecas and C. Bargen. “Differential Police ResponseTenth Annual International Police Executive Symposium, Bahrain, October, 2003.
  • L. Dicks and D. Plecas. “An Evaluation Of Strategies to Combat Marihuana Grow Operations”, B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Meeting, Kelowna, B.C. September, 2003.
  • D. Plecas and G. Anderson. “Police Job Stress”, RCMP Pacific Region Leadership Conference, Chilliwack, May, 2003.
  • G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “The Social Impacts of Research”, 5th Annual Conference On Research In UniversityColleges, Vancouver, April, 2003.
  • D. Plecas. “Using Community Anchored Research As A Learner – Centered Approach For Undergraduates”, Fourteenth International Conference On College Teaching and Learning Centre for Advanced Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, April, 2003.
  • C. Bargen and D. Plecas. “The Relationship Between Police Response And Public Perceptions Of The Police”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Boston, March, 2003.
  • A. Huelsmann, D. Plecas, and G. Anderson. “The Impact of Grooming Standards on Public Perceptions of the Police”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Boston, March, 2003
  • D. Plecas and Y. Dandurand. “Ecstacy or Whatever It Is: The Problem of Adulterants”, Western Society of Criminology Conference, Vancouver, February, 2003.
  • Y. Dandurand, V. Chin and D. Plecas. “Towards A Strategic Response To Marihuana Cultivation and Trafficking in British Columbia”, B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Meeting, Penticton, B.C., May, 2002.
  • D. Plecas and S. Wheeler. “The Relationship Between Victim Reticence and Re-assault in Domestic Violence” Violence Against Women Symposium, Vancouver, B.C. May, 2002.
  • D. Plecas. “Programs and Program Evaluation: The Federal vs. The Provincial Experience In Corrections” Tenth Annual Conference of the British Columbia Probation Officer’s Association, Penticton, B.C., April, 2002.
  • Y. Dandurand, D. Plecas, and R. Peel. “Intentional and Unintentional Poly-Use Associated with Esctacy Users” Academy of Criminal Justice Science Conference, Los Angeles, March, 2002.
  • D. Plecas, Y. Dandurand, and L. Wunderlich. “The Impact Of The Criminal Justice System’s Response to Marihuana Growing Operations: The Case Of British Columbia” Academy of Criminal Justice Science Conference, Los Angeles, March, 2002.
  • G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “Physical Evidence Of Police Officers Stress” Canadian Society of Applied Physiology, Montreal, 2001.
  • G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “Physical Evidence of Police Officer Stress” 28th Annual Canadian Association of Police Educators Conference, Vancouver, April, 2001.
  • L. Marsland, D. Plecas and T. Segger. “Uncooperativeness and Re-assault among Victims of Domestic Violence in a Pro-arrest Jurisdiction”Academy of Criminal Justice Science Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2000.
  • T. Segger, G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “The Police Officers’ Physical Abilities Test: Re-validating a Recruit Selection Criterion” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2000.
  • J. Mancell, D. Plecas and G. Anderson. “An Analysis of Use of Force in Controlling Critical Incidents” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2000.
  • R. Litzenberger, G. Anderson and D. Plecas. “TheHeartbeat of a Police Officer” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New Orleans, L.A.; March, 2000.
  • I. Mackenzie and D. Plecas. “Policing Public Order In Canada” Sixth International Police Executive Symposium, Hyderabad, India, July, 1999.
  • G. Anderson, J. Bonneau, R. Litzenberger and D. Plecas. “POPAT – PARE: Police Officer Physical Ability Tests” State and ProvincialPoliceAcademyDirectors Conference, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy, Regina, June, 1999.
  • P. Tinsley, D. Plecas and M. MacDonald. “The Assessment Center Method for Police Recruitment: Issues of Reliability, Fairness, and Validity”, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, Edmonton, August, 1998.
  • P. Tinsley, D. Plecas, and M. MacDonald. “The Predictive Validity of the Assessment Centre for Law Enforcement”, 25th International Congress on the AssessmentCenterMethod, London, England, May, 1997.
  • D. Plecas, J. Evans, and Y. Dandurand. “Migration and Crime: a Canadian Perspective” United Nations International Conference on Migration and Crime. Global and Regional Problems and Responses’, Courmayeur, Italy, October, 1996.
  • D. Plecas. “Evaluating Cognitive Skills Programs”, Corrections Education Forum, John Howard Society and B.C. Correctional Education Association, Vancouver, September, 1996.
  • D. Plecas and T. Segger. "Determinants of Success and Failure in Correctional Education and Personal Development Programming." Correctional Education Association Conference. Vancouver, B.C., February 1987.
  • D. Plecas. "Criminal Justice Workers in the 80's: A New Breed?" Congress 85, Canadian Criminal Justice Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C., 1985.
  • D. Plecas. "Some Factors Influencing the Attitudes of Correctional Officers Toward Correctional Policies." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April, 1985.
  • T. Anderson and D. Plecas. "The Skills For Living Program in the Correctional Service of Canada: A Developmental Approach." Correctional Education Association Conference, Everett, Washington, November, 1984.
  • D. Plecas, T. Segger and B. Irwin. "The Search for Excellence in Citizen Participation: The Shadow Management Model and One Step Beyond." John Howard Society of AlbertaAnnual Conference, Grande Prairie, Alberta, March, 1984.
  • T. Segger, D. Plecas and W. Zarchikoff. "On Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Scientific Neutrality Versus Public Participation in Social Impact Assessment." Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, 1981.
  • D. Plecas. "Evaluative Research: Rechecking the Paradigm." Canadian Association for Criminological Research Annual Conference, Ottawa, 1980.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   


 










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