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New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in British Columbia.

Standing proud in these stressful times

According to Dr. Scott Wolfe’s research from the University of Texas in Austin, public safety officers’ proactivity declines when they perceive negative public scrutiny will follow, even if they are deeply motivated to help people. More in this month’s Health & Wellness column on means to alleviate the detrimental impact of negative media...

Artificial intelligence needed to fight child prostitution

The fight against child exploitation requires massive investments in artificial intelligence, a Quebec legislative committee created to investigate child prostitution heard earlier this week.
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Missing persons

A tool for structure in missing persons investigations

For several years and in recent government tribunal hearings, missing persons remains a pressing issue in Canada and the police response to those cases has been under scrutiny. The cost of missing persons investigations is higher, for police forces, than other crimes, such as theft or assault. In addition to the financial costs, missing persons cases are mentally and emotionally demanding for police officers. The complexity of the missing persons investigations and various vulnerabilities caused by unresolved cases add a significant pressure on the police, at times threatening their mental well-being. » Read more

Gun control reforms might not be fully in place until 2022

Several federal gun-control measures that received royal assent over a year ago, including expanded background checks, might not come into effect before 2022, says an internal government memo. » Read more

Firm ready to roll out drug dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

A Halifax-area company is rolling out five automated drug dispensers across Canada this week, which can provide safe, doctor-prescribed medication to opioid addicts by scanning their palm. » Read more

What is the Boogaloo movement?

The Boogaloo movement started out as a meme, writes Peter Collins in our latest Behavioural Sciences column. Find out more about why this collection of right-wing, anti-government groups identify themselves as the boogaloo boys or boogaloo bois. » Read more

FBINAA 2020: Connecting Leaders

Location: Online
Date: Sept. 1-3, 2020
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3rd Simon Fraser Warrior Golf Tournament

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: Sept. 17, 2020
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Niagara Counterfeit and Fraud Workshop

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2020
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Location: Brampton, Ont.
Date: Oct. 7-8, 2020
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