SFU criminologist Curt Griffiths has teamed up with veteran police officers Brian Whitelaw and Richard Parent to create a text that combines practice and theory, Canadian Police Work (Nelson Canada, 1999). "Existing texts were theoretical or written in the U.S.," says Whitelaw. "So it was difficult for future police officers to conduct a reality check of their early perceptions, grasp of the whole picture, or get a realistic understanding of the job ahead."

[BCBW 2004]