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A Spatial Scan Statistic for Compound Poisson Data, Using Negative Binomial Distribution and Accounting for Population StratificationDownload
Since the interest in studying spatial relations in plant populations was raised in the 1950s, much effort has been devoted to the development of methods for spatial data analysis. One such development focused on techniques for detecting spatial clusters of cases and events in the biological...
The topic of spatial cluster detection gained attention in statistics during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Effort has been devoted to the development of methods for detecting spatial clustering of cases and events in the biological sciences, astronomy and epidemiology. More recently, research...
My thesis is concerned with how law enforcement officers make sense of and use the new visibility created by body worn video (BWV) and in-vehicle video (IVV) in the context of their work. The data comes from a case study of a small policing organization in the Canadian prairies. Data was...
Consequences of Categorization: National Registration, Surveillance and Social Control in Wartime Canada, 1939-1946Download
This dissertation takes up the question of how socially constructed bureaucratic classifications can become central elements in governing individual action, shaping everyday life and mediating the performances of individual identity. Drawing on the work of Foucault, Butler, Bowker and Star, this...
The Olympic Games are now characterized by overt displays of military personnel and hardware, the deployment of new surveillance technologies and policing techniques, and rapidly escalating budgets. Yet, most research on security at these urban events has been confined to the sociology of sport...
In 2008, cardiovascular disease accounted for 29% of all deaths in Canada. Yet information on the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of IHD (ischemic heart disease) over time in Canada or in Alberta has not been fully organized or modeled systematically. An overall picture of IHD in the...
The Police on Camera: A Case Study of Police Perceptions of and Responses to Cameras and Photographers in Edmonton AlbertaDownload
This project contributes to our understanding of police visibility through a case study of Albertan police officers’ perceptions of, and responses to, the growing network of cameras targeting law enforcement agents. Contrary to what many readers might expect, my research participants did not...
One little-noticed yet increasingly vital technology is the birth certificate. The existence of any technology transforms the environment, yet many technologies--just as the birth certificate--remain generally unnoticed or disregarded as neutral. Locating my research within a media ecology...
This is the first major update since the 1950’s to the composition and distribution of hard ticks in Alberta. Sixteen species were identified, the largest number of tick species in a single report from Alberta. The most common tick species identified from hosts which had not left Alberta were...
Tracking and Controlling Persons: Identification for Control in Cognitive Behaviours and Cultural PracticesDownload
This research aims (i) to demonstrate the unity of the phenomena of person identification and control and (ii) to propose the first philosophical theory that uses a single conceptual framework to describe and explain these phenomena. Chapter 1 introduces the philosophical significance of the...