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Darryl Plecas

Darryl Plecas

Professor Emeritus

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Abbotsford campus, A202f

Phone: 604-557-4068

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  • Ed.D.  1992, University of British Columbia, Administrative and Higher Education
  • M.A.  1981, Simon Fraser University, Criminology
  • B.A.  1978, Simon Fraser University, Criminology
  • Management Development Program, 1995, Harvard University


  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (life member)
  • International Police Executive Symposium
  • Western Society of Criminology
  • British Columbia Crim Prevention Association

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Evaluation Research
  • Psychological Explanations of Crime

Research Interests

  • Police, courts, and corrections operational issues and effectiveness
  • Crime reduction
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Recidivism
  • Drug production and trafficking


  • 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.

View Dr. Plecas' curriculum vitae for a full record of publications.

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