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Carleton criminology department cut ties in 2020 with police, prisons

Carleton University’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (ICCJ) endedf all student internships with police forces and prisons in 2020. In a statement the ICCJ said the move was part of an effort to reform the department in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Historically, some 80 third-year year criminology students received internships with Ottawa police, the RCMP, Correctional Service Canada and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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