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McCormick, Amanda V.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 1,170 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6762.C3, 362.29120835097113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amanda V McCormick
Policing persons under the influence of drugs and alcohol in Vancouver, British Columbia by Amanda V McCormick( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binge drinking among post-secondary students in British Columbia by Amanda V McCormick( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is little information available about binge drinking among Canadian students, and in particular, British Columbia post-secondary students. Given this, the BC Centre for Social Responsibility recently completed a study of alcohol consumption among post-secondary students in British Columbia. Over 400 students in two Lower Mainland post-secondary schools were surveyed on their alcohol consumption and binge drinking practices. A large proportion of students were found to both consume alcohol on a fairly regular basis, and to binge drink. Nearly three-quarters of students indicated that they had drunk five or more drinks in a single setting at some point in their lives; one-quarter of these students reported doing so several times over the last month. The results also indicated that nearly three-quarters of students had experienced at least one harmful consequence as a result of their consumption of alcohol."--Centre's website as viewed July 29, 2008: http://www.bccsr.ca/news/11
BCLC's Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program : perceptions and experiences of a sample of program participants by Irwin M Cohen( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esame di un programma canadese di auto-esclusione dal gioco, indirizzato a giocatori patologici, in favore di un gioco responsabile: metodologia, formazione del gruppo di volontari, interviste e commenti, accesso a terapie di sostegno durante il programma, risultati, ecc
A review of online gambling literature by Amanda V McCormick( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Centre produced a review on the nature of online gambling. The intention of this report was to review global prevalence of online gambling and the variety of ways that jurisdictions have responded to this phenomenon. The review concluded with recommendations for Canadian jurisdictions in terms of regulating online gambling
Barriers to accessing treatment for problem gambling by Amanda V McCormick( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to the dangers of methamphetamine : towards informed practices by Amanda V McCormick( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In collaboration with the Centre for Criminal Justice Research and the City of Chilliwack, the BC Centre for Social Responsibility releases report "Responding to the Dangers of Methamphetamine". The intention of this report is to collect and provide information on the use and production of methamphetamine, and the best practices currently in use in many jurisdictions to respond to its use, production, and distribution."--Centre's website as viewed July 29, 2008: http://www.bccsr.ca/news/16
The misuse of prescription drugs by post-secondary students by Irwin M Cohen( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motor vehicle theft : an analysis of recovered vehicles in the Fraser Valley by Amanda V McCormick( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motor vehicle theft is one of the most commonly reported crimes in Canada. In British Columbia, an estimated 48 vehicles are stolen every day. Vehicles are typically stolen for three reasons: recreation, transportation, or profit. Vehicles stolen for recreation primarily involve youth attempting to establish status among peers. This form of motor vehicle theft involves joyriding or stealing a vehicle for fun. Vehicles stolen for transportation are often stolen for a single-trip. These vehicles may also be stolen for use in other offences, such as break and enter. Vehicles stolen for profit are either stolen directly for resell or in order to sell the vehicle's individual parts. These vehicles may also be falsely reported stolen for the purposes of insurance fraud by the vehicle's owner
RCMP Surrey ride along study : general findings by Darryl Blair Plecas( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past thirty years, the public has increased their demands for police services which has contributed to RCMP detachments taking on additional responsibilities. At the same time, changes in policing technologies and Canadian case law have increased the number of steps and the amount of time it takes police to perform many of their routine activities. For many RCMP detachments, an increase in the number of members and other resources has not kept pace to the changes to the job of policing or the demands for police services. ... The purpose of this study was to quantify the typical shift of a general duty police officer in Surrey, British Columbia, how often general duty members perform specific activities, the amount of time it takes, on average, for members to perform their daily activities, and the proportion of time out of a typical full shift these routine activities consume. This current report is the first in a series of reports that will examine general duty officers. While this report will focus on the methodology of the study, an analysis of the main actions and activities that general duty officers engaged in, and the amount of time it takes, on average, to perform these activities, subsequent reports will focus, for example, on officer maintenance and health, general patrolling and police driving, and investigative activities."
The nature and extent of impaired driving in RCMP jurisdictions in British Columbia : a review of police files by Irwin M Cohen( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current report presents the results of an analysis of all impaired driving incidents with a judicial outcome that occurred in Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) jurisdictions of British Columbia in 2003. This research project was funded by the British Columbia Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and coordinated by the RCMP Research Chair at the University College of the Fraser Valley, the BC Centre for Social Responsibility, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley, and the RCMP
The role of pharmacists in the identification and prevention of prescription drug misuse by Irwin M Cohen( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges associated with interpreting and using police clearance rates by Amanda V McCormick( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police-reported crime statistics include frequency of criminal incidents, the severity of incidents, and the solve rate of incidents (Statistics Canada, 2011). These statistics are collected nationally on a monthly basis from over 1,200 different police departments in Canada, and are used to determine the overall crime and clearance rates annually reported to the public in a Statistics Canada document describing trends on a national, provincial, and, at times, municipal basis
Reducing recidivism in domestic violence cases by Amanda V McCormick( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic violence typically refers to physical, verbal, emotional, and/or psychological violence between intimate partners (Dutton, 2009; Johnson, 2006), and is a common societal phenomenon, affecting approximately one-third of women in their lifetime (Statistics Canada, 2009; Nathens, Kernic, Holt, & Rivara, 2004). Equally significant, recidivism among offenders is relatively common and often occurs soon after the previous offence (Kingsnorth, 2006; Gondolf, 2000). This report briefly reviews the literature available on domestic violence recidivism, calls attention to risk assessment tools available to assist in predicting recidivism, and provides an analysis and discussion of recidivism data associated to incidents of domestic violence responded to by the Burnaby Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Police statistics on marijuana drug files in Surrey, the Lower Mainland, and the rest of British Columbia 2004-2008 : a comparative analysis by Irwin M Cohen( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a companion to a report produced by Darryl Plecas, Irwin M. Cohen, Amanda McCormick, and Tara Haarhoff that examined the relationship between police drug files in British Columbia with submissions to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory for 2004 to 2008. The main purpose of that report was to assess and consider explanations for the overall reduction in submissions to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory over that period of time. The purpose of this report is to provide a closer examination of the marijuana drug files coming to the attention of police agencies, particularly to the RCMP detachment in Surrey, British Columbia between 2004 and 2008. More specifically, this report will analyse and compare the changes in the quantity of marijuana files, the nature of the associated offences, and the clearance status of these files between these time period and between Surrey, the Lower Mainland, and the rest of British Columbia
Police drug sample submissions to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory and police statistics on drug offences in British Columbia 2004-2008 : a comparative analysis of the decline by Darryl Plecas( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this report is to provide a closer examination of this decline in submissions over this recent five-year period with a view to determining the extent to which the decrease may be related to either a change in police practices with respect to drug offences, or simply a very real decline in drug offending across the province. To this end, the primary analysis upon which the report was formed focused as near as possible on a comparative 2004 to 2008 analysis of submissions to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory relative to drug offences coming to the attention of police agencies in British Columbia over the same time period
A report on the utility of the Automated Licence Plate Recognition System in British Columbia by Irwin M Cohen( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the high rate of auto theft in British Columbia and the general risk to the public from unlicenced, prohibited, or uninsured drivers, the RCMP, other municipal police forces, and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia continue to develop and test a myriad of strategies to keep citizens safe. One such strategy is the deployment of Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology
A review of the nature and extent of uncleared missing persons cases in British Columbia by Irwin M Cohen( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missing persons are those who have disappeared from their normal patterns of life. While certain groups of people, such as youth and sex trade workers, are at an increased risk of going missing and being harmed, the majority of disappearances do not involve foul play. People may disappear as a result of mental health issues, life pressures, or conflict with others. While many people are located by police or return on their own, others have never been found, and their cases remain open and uncleared by police. Research into missing persons has studied the characteristics of missing persons, the reasons why they go missing, and the risk factors for particular outcomes. More recently, research has focused on improving the police response to missing person cases. The current study reviews the literature available on missing persons, and provides an analysis of uncleared missing person cases in British Columbia since the 1950s
A comparison of aboriginal and non-aboriginal missing persons in British Columbia where foul play has not been ruled out by Irwin M Cohen( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of the current study was to provide a descriptive analysis of uncleared missing person cases in British Columbia where foul play had not been ruled out and to examine differences in these cases between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal subjects. Of the 593 files identified as an uncleared missing person case in which foul play had not been ruled out, the earliest file was from 1949 and the most recent file was from 2007. In slightly more than two-thirds (69.0 per cent) of the files, the missing person was male, and in nearly three-quarters (72.2 per cent), the subject was Caucasian. The mean age of this sample of missing persons where foul play had not been ruled out was 34.6 years old. In this sample, 14.5% of the missing persons were identified as Aboriginal. Aboriginal people were overrepresented in this sample of missing persons where foul play had not been ruled out
An analysis of complaints against the RCMP in British Columbia : a 15-year review: 1994-2008 by Darryl Blair Plecas( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is in response to a request from the E Division Operations Strategy Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to conduct a statistical review of complaints by the public against the RCMP in British Columbia. Specifically, the request was to describe the nature and extent of complaints against the RCMP in British Columbia, as well as the associated handling of complaints against the RCMP by either the RCMP or the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP (CPC). When a member of the public wishes to make a complaint against an RCMP officer, they can do so either directly to the RCMP or to the CPC. As part of this report, analyses will be conducted to determine whether there were any substantial differences in the nature and extent of complaints made to the RCMP or the CPC and whether there were any substantial differences in the outcomes, the amount of time it took to resolve complaints, and the level of satisfaction with the outcome between these two bodies
Community response to marijuana grow operations : a guide towards promising practices by Len Garis( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing marijuana in Canada continues to be a lucrative business, estimated at $6 billion per year in British Columbia alone. RCMP statistics have shown that the number of marijuana plants seized across Canada between 1993 and 2007 increased eight-fold, from about 238,000 plants in 1993 to almost 1.9 million per year in 2007. During that same time frame, the amount of marijuana seized grew almost seven-fold, from 7,314 kilograms to 49,918 kilograms. About 90% of the seizures occurred in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, although some displacement of grow operations to the Prairies and the Maritimes occurred
 
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