Rick Linden

Rick Linden is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba.  He has B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

He is the author of over 60 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text which is now in its 7th edition.  He has published several crime prevention handbooks and has done many evaluations of crime prevention programs.

Rick is currently the co-chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force.  The Task Force developed an auto theft prevention strategy which reduced auto theft rates in Winnipeg by over 80 percent and which won the 2010 Quality Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission and serves on the management committee of Winnipeg’s Gang Response and Suppression Program.

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Commentaries by Dr. Rick Linden:

What the rest of Canada can learn from Winnipeg’s new crime reduction strategy
Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act ignores the best evidence
Certainty of punishment is best crime deterrent // Les données indiquent que la certitude de la sanction se révélerait plus efficace que des peines plus sévères

Videos by Dr. Rick Linden:

Why a crime agenda doesn’t pay: A prison-focused approach does little to reduce crime

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