A new Research Assistant joins the team

In September 2022, the ICPC welcomed a new employee to the team:  Faïz Youssouf. 

Faïz, Research Assistant, holds a Master’s Degree in law in the field of the prevention of insecurity from the University of Aix-en-Provence with a specialisation in criminology. Before joining the team, he worked as a jurist for the law firm Allegrini-Spiteri, the Association d’aide aux victimes par la réparation et l’entraide (AVRE) and the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Marseille.  He is particularly interested in work with an emphasis on the legal sector and in the sexual offences that are the focus of his thesis. 

Welcome to the team!  

New employee joins ICPC team

In September 2022, the ICPC welcomed a new employee to the team: Melina Spiga.   

Melina, analyst and project officer, holds a multidisciplinary Master’s degree in Urban Sociology and Comparative Urban Policies from Sciences Po Paris and has 6 years of experience in project management and applied research. Before joining the team, she previously worked as a research officer in Paris, at Kisio, with a focus on urban transport, environmental impact and analysis of mobility habits. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding territorial diagnosis, urban mobility, gender inequalities in cities, access to urban services and the development of public policies and urban projects to reduce inequalities.  

Welcome to the team!  

A new Research Assistant joins the team

In September 2022, the ICPC welcomed a new employee to the team: Charline Stiefvater. 

Charline, Research Assistant, holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Before joining the team, she previously worked mainly on research projects related to the rights of indigenous peoples in a Canadian context. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding indigenous sovereignty, LGBTQ+ issues and the interaction between social movements and institutions. 

Welcome to the team!  

Meeting at the ICPC of the Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux 

On September 9, 2022, we had the pleasure of welcoming to our offices in Downtown Montreal, Mr. Amine Smihi, Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux delegated to public tranquility, safety and prevention and Mr. Louis Audet Gosselin, Scientific and Strategic Director of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalisation leading to Violence (CPRLV). The meeting was dedicated to present the organizations, to discuss the current issues and concerns of the City of Bordeaux in terms of urban safety, crime prevention and security governance, as well as to exchange on collaborations perspectives. 

We would like to thank Mr. Smihi for coming to Montreal; it was a pleasure to welcome him to our offices. We also thank Mr. Gosselin of the CPRMV for his participation in this very fruitful meeting. 

A strategic consultant joins the ICPC team

We are very pleased to have welcomed a new member to the team this year: Oscar Figueroa.  

Oscar, Strategic Consultant in Latin America, holds a Master’s degree Analysis and Crime Prevention from the University Miguel Hernandez (Spain), has training in the police field in the French Gendarmerie from the Center of Excellence for police of the UN in Vicenza (Italy) and the University of California Long Beach. Before joining the team, he was a retired colonel of the Carabineros of Chile and cartographer. He has over 20 years of experience in the implementation of geographic information systems for crime prevention and criminal analysis. He also served as Head of the Department of Criminal Analysis of Carabineros and Prefect of the Western Prefecture in Santiago Chile. 

Welcome to the team! 

Glorification of firearms on social media and prevention best practices: an overview

As part of the evaluation of public policies on street gangs and firearms, and in order to act proactively to fight crime, the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety mandated the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime to review the knowledge related to the glorification of firearms on social networks.  

 Consequently, this report consists of a recension of the literature divided into two main parts: 

1) Understanding the phenomenon of the presence and glorification of firearms on social networks;  

2) The identification of best preventive practices (implemented in the media and on social networks) to counter gun violence. 

The main objective of this report is to identify the best ways to reach young people on social networks in order to counter gun violence and raise awareness of the issues involved.  

Read the report (only available in French) 

Practice review – Community policing policies

As part of the review of the community-based policing policy introduced in Quebec in 2000, the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime was mandated by the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety to produce an international review of literature on the evolution of public policies on community policing, and to highlight some of the innovative practices that are taking place in Europe and in Quebec.  

The main objective of this report is to provide a state of knowledge on the implementation of public policies related to the implementation of community policing.  

Read the report (only available in French)

ICPC welcomes a new international member

The ICPC is proud to announce that a new member has joined its network, which is the IECRIMT, Instituto de Estudios Criminológicos Transdisciplinarios (Institute of Transdisciplinary Criminological Studies). For IECRIMT, it is extremely important to collaborate with institutes, centres and universities that address criminology and safety issues. In this sense, it is important to recognize the relevance of the exchange of information, reflections and experiences between our two entities, which will allow the improvement of practices and public policies in the field of crime prevention, thus enriching the work of each.  

About the Instituto d’Estudios Criminológicos Transdisciplinarios (Institute of Transdisciplinary Criminological Studies) (IECRIMT)  

IECRIMT specializes in the social prevention of violence and crime. This institute, founded in Mexico City in 2014, was created by prestigious academics with years of experience in the field, recognizing that the problems of security, violence and crime are clearly marked by the structural characteristics of today’s societies. 

The visit of the CJGM Director of Special Projects to the ICPC

On July 25, 2022, the ICPC hosted Ms. Arij Riahi, Director of Special Projects at the Clinique juridique du Grand Montréal (Greater Montreal Legal Clinic – CJGM), at its offices in Downtown Montreal, to discuss the issues of insecurity affecting the borough of Montreal North. The meeting was part of a research project initiated this summer by the ICPC, which aims to map the services offered in the northeast part of the Island of Montreal – the boroughs of Montreal North, Rivières-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, and Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension – in terms of prevention of armed violence. Subjects discussed at the meeting included the place of young people in the borough, issues that have emerged since the pandemic, and possible solutions to issues related to gun violence. 

We would like to thank Ms. Riahi for participating in the meeting. 

Job offer: Analyst and Project Officer – Urban Safety

The ICPC is looking to hire a Analyst and Project Officer – Urban Safety. Their tasks will include being responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of various urban safety projects, ensuring the supervision of the project team; taking charge of the design and implementation of consultation and citizen participation projects related to urban safety, and the prevention of violence and crime, contributing to the development of innovative practices in urban safety and multi-actor participation and co-construction processes, participating proactively in the development of the organisation, through the development of new partnerships, the drafting of project proposals, through their presence on social media and during events related to their projects and carrying out other related tasks.

The deadline to apply is August 19, 2022.

*Applications are now closed.

To see the full job offer: Analyst and Project Officer – Urban Safety