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Plecas, Darryl

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Works: 71 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 1,852 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Darryl Plecas
A review of DNA lab requests from municipal departments and RCMP detachments in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia (2006-2011) by Darryl Blair Plecas( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un examen des demandes d'analyse d'empreintes génétiques en laboratoire provenant des services municipaux et des détachements de la GRC dans le Lower Mainland de la Colombie-Britannique (2006-2011) by Darryl Plecas( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 52 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
Marihuana growing operations in British Columbia : revisited (1997-2003) by Darryl Plecas( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the results of a comprehensive study of marihuana cultivation in British Columbia undertaken and completed in two parts. The first part, which covered the four year period of 1997-2000 was completed in the summer and fall of 2001. The results from that time period were first reported in Marihuana Growing Operations in British Columbia: An Empirical Survey (1997-2000) by Plecas et al. (2002). The methodology of the second part of the project, covering the period from 2001 through 2003, remained unchanged. The second part of the project was conducted over the summer and fall of 2004. Overall, the project involved a review of all cases of alleged marijuana cultivation coming to the attention of the police from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2003. In all, 25,014 cases from this seven-year period were reviewed
Motor vehicle theft : an analysis of recovered vehicles in the Fraser Valley by Amanda V McCormick( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 48 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
Introduction to criminal investigation : processes, practices and thinking by Rod Gehl( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential foundations supporting the critical thinking-skills of offence validation and theory development for the creation of effective investigative plans aimed at forming reasonable grounds for belief. The goal of the text is to assist the reader in forming their own structured mental map of investigative thinking practices"--BC Campus website
Marihuana growing operations in Alberta, 1997-2004 by Darryl Blair Plecas( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report on the nature and extent of marihuana grow operations in Alberta follows a similar report on marihuana grow operations in British Columbia (Plecas, Malm, & Kinney, 2005). That report described the results of a review of all marihuana grow operations coming to the attention of police in British Columbia over the seven-year period 1997 to 2003. The review involved a comprehensive analysis of police files associated with 25,014 grow operations and the 15,588 suspects connected to these incidents. The purpose of the review was not only to describe the nature and extent of grow operations throughout the province, but also to describe how the police and the courts responded to marihuana grow incidents. The report found that grow operations had increased substantially in British Columbia over the seven years, that they had become larger and more sophisticated, that a significant number involved hydro theft, that the average operation involved seasoned criminals, increasingly of Vietnamese origin, and that the volume of operations exceeded the capacity of the police to respond. At the same time, however, prosecutors were less likely to proceed with charges and judges were less likely to sentence individuals involved in a grow operation to prison
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)
The increasing problem of electrical consumption in indoor marihuana grow operations in British Columbia by Jordan Diplock( )

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

The production of marihuana is a criminal activity that is very profitable for offenders and harmful to communities (Plecas, Diplock, & Garis, 2009). Growers in British Columbia commonly set up their operations indoors, in homes, and other buildings to avoid detection and to cultivate plants year round. Moreover, indoor buildings allow growers the opportunity to set up large and increasingly sophisticated operations that provide greater control over the growing process than can be generally maintained outdoors. These indoor operations are set up with the intention of making commercial profit, referred to as 'commercially viable growing operations' typically use large amounts of electricity to power high-wattage bulbs used for growing, along with other equipment. Along with the enormous consumption of electricity from the thousands of marihuana growing operations in British Columbia comes a myriad of serious problems that affect all British Columbians
Community response to marijuana grow operations : a guide towards promising practices by Len Garis( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 47 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
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( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 47 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
Revisiting hydroponic cultivation equipment outlets in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington State by D Bauman( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the results of a study that examined the number of hydroponic shops in British Columbia in comparison to the number of such shops within the borders of its two major neighbors, Washington State and Alberta. In doing so, the report provides an update to a very similar examination conducted in the fall of 2001
Revisiting the issues around commercially viable indoor marihuana growing operations in British Columbia by Darryl Plecas( )

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

Indoor Marihuana Grow Operations
Taller wood buildings and fire safety : existing evidence about large wood contruction by Paul Maxim( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, Vancouver architect, Michael Green, issued a report entitled Tall Wood, arguing that skyscrapers and other tall buildings should use more wood as a primary construction material. His argument is that wood is up to the task, is less polluting, and is more environmentally sustainable than the materials currently used. Green's (2012) buildings would employ "massive timber" elements such as cross laminated timber, laminated strand lumber, and laminated veneer lumber. Green is not suggesting that these tall building be of wood only. Rather, he is arguing that mass timber be integrated with other commonly-used structural materials such as concrete and steel
Do judges take prior record into consideration? : an analysis of the sentencing of repeat offenders in British Columbia by Darryl Plecas( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fundamental principle in nearly every common-law jurisdiction, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, is that an offender's prior record should play a central role in sentencing. In fact, the importance of previous criminal history should only be surpassed by the seriousness of offence committed (Roberts, 1997; Ulmer, 1997; Vigorita, 2001). In Canada, the public has held the views that repeat offenders should be held more accountable for their offenses and should receive a harsher penalty (Roberts, 2008). This perspective is based on the notion that deliberate and persistent criminal activity indicates that the offender is a chronic and significant risk to society who consistently demonstrates a disregard for the rules and laws of society and its citizens
The planning and execution of security for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games : 38 best practices and lessons learned by Darryl Plecas( )

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

As has been said so many times by so many observers, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games proved to be a huge success story. Maclean's magazine, in its commemorative issue on the event, called them "the greatest games ever" and "an unmitigated success". In that same issue, Macleans reminded readers that the Games were the most watched ever with some 32 million Canadians and 3.5 billion people worldwide tuning in. John Furlong, the CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), noted at the closing ceremonies of the Games that "if the Canada that came together on opening night was a little mysterious to some, now it no longer is." Speaking at the closing ceremonies, Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, remarked "I've seen a fantastic atmosphere of respect. The behavior of the crowd in the venues was absolutely outstanding, something you do not see very much so this is all to the credit of the Canadians."
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
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
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
Report on the feasibility of a Canadian National Fire Information Database by Paul Maxim( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document examines the feasibility of creating a National Fire Information Database for Canada. In pursuing this, we examined what data are currently collected and the structure of organizations responsible for maintaining national databases in other countries
 
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Plecas, Darryl

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