Policy Analysis and Policy Simulation Analysis

These projects address existing policies and programs as well as work at developing new techniques to evaluate alternative possibilities (advanced "what if" models for policy planning; constraint satisfaction methodology; agent based models; linear and non-linear approaches) as well as providing crime trend analysis tools.

CCTV Pilot Project: Evaluating the Impact on Auto Crime at the Scott Road Park and Ride in Surrey, BC.

SFU Criminology and ICURS are performing an evaluation of a CCTV system being installed at the Scott Road Skytrain Station Park and Ride in Surrey, BC. Using four sources of data (including RCMP crime data, GVTAPS crime data, ICBC claim data, and a victimization survey) the evaluation will consider a reduction in auto crime and any displacement effects. Theft of auto and theft from auto offences will be the primary focus of the evaluation.

An Evaluation of Increased Police Patrol in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Using time logs we will assess the impact (collectively and individually) of sworn members, auxiliary members, and community volunteers. We are using police calls for service data and a community survey.