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The Crime, Risk, Technology Symposium: Constructing, Predicting, Experiencing Risks

Hosted June 15-16, 2016 by Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford)
at the Best Western Brant Park Inn and Conference Centre
Open to criminal justice practitioners, police, policy makers, academics, students and interested
members of the public.
Workshop Objectives:
Government investments in predictive technologies, risk assessments and preventative policies
gives off a perception that the integration of scientific practices in criminal justice settings
enhance objectivity, accountability and security. However, there are very few analyses or
evaluations of these innovation investments to support this notion. To address this critical gap in
knowledge, we are hosting a two-day workshop focusing on crime, risk and technology entitled,
Constructing, Predicting and Experiencing Risks, June 15-16, 2016. The workshop aims to
bring together criminal justice practitioners with academics who are doing empirical research on
risk technologies in the pursuit of security. The goal of the workshop is to share new theoretical
insights and frameworks that suggest innovative ways to interrogate the use of technologies in
the construction and application of risk, as well as to identify the benefits and experiential
implications associated with such classifications. This workshop is open to criminal justice
practitioners, police, policy makers, academics, students, and interested members of the public.
Registration is FREE, but pre-registration is required and seats are limited. To register, please
go to

The Conference at a Glance:

June 15, 2016
Keynote Address: Opening a critical space: Data analytics, social structures and
criminogenic risk needs
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto
Thematic Session 1: Managing Risk in Correctional Settings
Enrolling neuroscience. Mapping scientific controversies pertaining to psychopathy
Silvan Roy, Dominique Robert, and Martin Dufresne, University of Ottawa
Risk Management and the Remand Population Explosion in Ontario
Aaron Doyle and Laura McKendy, Carleton University
Anti-Fungal or Opiate? Visitor or Vector? The Ion Mobility Spectrometry Device and Risk
Management in Correctional Institutions
Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University

Thematic Session 2: Policing and Risk Management

Policing and Media: Social Media as Risk Media
Christopher Schneider, Brandon University
Police Partnerships and Practices in Ontario Community Safety Initiatives: Studying the
Applications and Implications of Acute Risk
Carrie Sanders and Debra Langan, Wilfrid Laurier University
Thematic Session 3: Predicting Policing: Police and Data Analytics
Operationalizing the Spatial Influence of the Risk Factors behind the Open-air Drug
Markets in Durham Region
Davut Akca, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Can Big Data Analytics Predict Policing Practice?
Janet Chan and Lyria Bennet Moses, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Thematic Session 4: Thinking Critically About Public Security: Theorizing Security
Critical Reflections on the Human Security Intelligence Paradigm
James Sheptycki, York University
State-Corporate Symbiosis in Critical Infrastructure Security in Canada
Philip Boyle and Shannon Speed, University of Waterloo
June 16, 2016
Plenary Address: The Politics of Mass Preventive Justice
Pat OMalley, University of Sydney (Australia)
Thematic Session 5: Thinking Critically About Public Security: Unintended Consequences
of Security Technology
Automatizing Canadian Customs: A Case of Technologies-in-Practice
Karine Ct-Boucher, University of Montreal
Immigration Security: security certificates and the management of risk
Shannon Speed, University of Waterloo
The Production and Classification of Terrorist People and Transactions in the Banking
Industry: The use of private technology for public purposes
Vanessa Iafolla, University of Alberta
For more information, please contact Amanda Lancia (
The Organizers: Drs. Stacey Hannem, Carrie Sanders, Tony Christensen (Wilfrid Laurier),
Aaron Doyle (Carleton University), Christopher Schneider (Brandon University)