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Dr. Rick Ruddell, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, joined the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina in September, 2010. Prior to this appointment he served as Director of Operational Research with the Correctional Service of Canada, and held faculty positions at Eastern Kentucky University and the California State University, Chico. Prior to his academic career, he served with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing as a supervisor and manager. A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Ruddell's research has focused upon policing, criminal justice policy, and juvenile justice. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, technical reports, encyclopedia entries, and articles in professional journals. In addition Ruddell has written, edited, or co-authored ten books, including two books in 2017: Exploring Criminal Justice in Canada (Oxford University Press) and Policing Rural Canada – The Police, Partners and Public Safety (de Sitter Publications). Several books are forthcoming in 2017-2018, including the third edition of Making Sense of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press) and Oil, Gas, and Crime: The Dark Side of the Boom (Palgrave Macmillan).
As Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, Rick Ruddell has examined the impacts of resource-based booms on policing, community perceptions of law enforcement, policing isolated and rural communities, and the relationships between public-private policing in Canada and the United States. Recent interests include better understanding the role of law enforcement in reducing traffic fatalities.