Carrie B. Sanders

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Director, Centre for Research on Security Practices Fellow Balsillie School of International Affairs Professor Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Criminology Brantford, Ontario csanders@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5870

Bio/Research

I received my PhD in sociology at McMaster University in 2008. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Faculty of Medicine; University of Toronto (2007-2008).

Using interpretive theories, I research polici...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in sociology at McMaster University in 2008. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Faculty of Medicine; University of Toronto (2007-2008).

Using interpretive theories, I research policing and technological change, crime and intelligence analysis, plural policing, police women, and police cultures. I am a qualitative researcher with an active research program. I am presently working on a number of SSHRC funded studies concerning:

1. The production of intelligence in policing.
2. The integration and utilization of crime and intelligence analysis.
3. Police women and police cultures.
4. Plural policing and the collaborative work of police and various social service providers.
5.Police responses to people in mental health crisis.

The following are a selection of the funded research projects I have been involved in:

Sanders, Carrie (Principle Investigator) "Craft of Intelligence Analysis Lab" Canadian Infrastructure Fund JELF $250,000

Langan, D (PI), Sanders, C (Co-I) “Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Women in Policing: An International Comparison of Opportunities and Challenges” SSHRC Connection Grant January 2019 – January 2020 $25,000

Dej, Erin (PI) and Sanders, Carrie (Co-I) ““Brokering Dialogue: Constructing a Fact-Based Counter Narrative on Policing and Homelessness” Ministry of Public Safety British Columbia Gang Outreach Group, (February 2019-March 2021) $100,000

Saulnier, Alana (PI) and Sanders, Carrie (Co-I) ‘An evaluation of Durham Regional Police Body Worn Camera Pilot Project’ SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant June 2018 – August 2019 $25,000

Saulnier, Alana (PI) and Carrie Sanders (Co-I) Police Adoption of BWCs in Canada: Building qualitative understandings of officer perceptions and constructing a national policy template. SSHRC Insight Grant(March 2019 – June 2021) $66,866

Sanders, Carrie (PI),Chan, Janet; Bennett Moses, Lyria; Smith, Gavin; Mackenzie, Simon; and Sheptycki, James. “Conceptions of Intelligence: Building a Cross Country Comparative Analysis of Practices and Frameworks of Policing” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (June 2017 - June 2020), $200,000

Sanders, Carrie (Principle Investigator), Janet Chan and Manny San Pedro (Collaborators) “Technology and Data Science in Policing: Studying the Work of Crime Analysts”, SSHRC Insight Grant (2016 - 2020), $107,375

Chan, J., Bennet-Moses, L., and Sanders, C. (“Field of Intelligence Production” Law Faculty Research Grants, University of New South Wales, Australia, (2016) $15,000 AUS

Langan, Debra and Sanders, Carrie "The Experiences of Women in Red and Blue: Canadian Police Mothers' Experiences of the Organizational, Cultural, and Occupational Contexts of Policing", (2016-2018) SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Lavoie, J., Sanders, C., Schulenberg, J. and Huey, L. "Exploring Police Responses to Citizens in Mental Crisis", (2015 – 2017), SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $56,636

Sanders, Carrie “Bridging the Gap: Studying the Design and Use of Police Technologies”, (2010-14), SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $68,000


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cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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