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Making Sense of Crime in the United States and France: Intelligence Analysis, Police, and Security

Making Sense of Crime in the United States and France: Intelligence Analysis, Police, and Security
315 Bloor Street West, B115, The Observatory Building
Time: Apr 7th, 12:00 pm End: Apr 7th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Law, Faculty of , French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Canada, 2000-
Talk by Matt Torigian & Jacqueline Ross

The Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for the Study of the United States, and Centre des Études de la France et du Monde Francophone, University of Toronto present

Making Sense of Crime in the United States and France: Intelligence Analysis, Police, and Security

Professor Jacqueline Ross is the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Scholar in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, and researches in the fields of evidence and criminal law and procedure. In this lunchtime lecture, Professor Ross will speak about her recent research on how French and American police use local security partnerships as sources of intelligence. Professor Ross has published extensively on undercover policing and local security partnerships in the United States and Europe and is currently working on a book examining undercover policing in a comparative context for the Oxford University Press. This book offers a sustained look at how the United States, Germany, Italy and France conceptualize and regulate covert operations, and is based on over 250 interviews conducted in the United States and Europe with covert agents, liaison officials, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges.

Matt Torigian was appointed Deputy Minister of Community Safety effective June 9, 2014, becoming responsible for a portfolio that includes the Ontario Provincial Police, the Ontario Police College, the Death Investigations System in Ontario, Police Support and Inspections Services, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. On February 27, 2016, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, now also responsible for Correctional Services in Ontario, whose mandate is to supervise the detention and release of adult inmates, parolees, those on conditional sentences and probationers. He also acts as Ontario's Deputy Solicitor General.

In his role, Deputy Minister Torigian has the mandate of ensuring that Ontario communities are supported and protected by accountable, efficient, effective and accessible justice and public safety systems, as well as protected by a modern correctional system where incarcerated offenders are held in a safe and secure environment, and where those serving sentences in the community are well supervised. He is currently leading the development of the Strategy for a Safer Ontario, which is about finding better and smarter ways to build even safer communities, using a multi-sectoral and collaborative approach to Community Safety and Well-Being. Aligned with this Strategy is a longer-term transformation initiative for Correctional Services, which will ensure a sustainable and effective correctional system to meet the needs of the 21st century.

Prior to his appointment to the Ontario Public Service, Matt began his policing career with the Waterloo Regional Police Service in 1985 and has held progressively responsible positions until his appointment as Waterloo Region's fifth Chief of Police on December 12, 2007.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Daria Dumbadze


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