Criminologist Dr. Rick Parent is a 30 year veteran of the Delta Police Department. While serving as a police officer he examined the issue of police use of deadly force and the phenomenon of Victim Precipitated Homicide, also known as Suicide by Cop. His dissertation, entitled "Aspects of Police Use of Deadly Force in North America: The Phenomenon of Victim Precipitated Homicide" was for a Doctoral degree in Criminology at Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Parent has been qualified in US and Canadian courts as an expert in police shootings and in matters related to police use of deadly force. He is currently an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology - Police Studies.
In addition to providing expert testimony, Dr. Parent is a subject-matter expert in the area of police ethics and accountability. He has provided several training sessions on this subect and is the author of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) course entitled: "Police Ethics and Accountability"
Recent Citations for Rick Parent
- Challenges for modern policing: reducing injuries and improving performance
- Civil liability and the police use of force in Canada
- Crisis intervention: the police response to vulnerable individuals
- Critical incident stress: the personal impact of a police shooting incident
- Deaths during police intervention
- Decisionmaking and the police use of deadly force
- Harm reduction in policing: responding to persons under the influence of illicit drugs
- Hazards of police firearm: accidental and mistaken discharges
- The police chaplaincy program: assisting others during a time of need
- The police use of deadly force: international comparisons
- The police use of less-lethal weapons
- Radicalization in North America: a strategic approach to prevention
- Responding to lethal violence: RCMP use of deadly force