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NIRO Knowledge
Jan 20, 2021
Episode 23 - Lorna Ferguson & John Ng
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Lorna Ferguson
Lorna Ferguson is a Ph.D. Student in the Sociology department at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and is the Founder of the Missing Persons Hub. Lorna has a broad interest in policing research and developing evidence-based approaches to policing and crime prevention, including issues related to firearms and social media use. Currently, she focuses on police responses to missing person cases. 

John Ng
John Ng has been a law enforcement analyst in Canada for over 10 years. He’s a certified law enforcement analyst with the International Association of Crime Analysts and has been an active member having volunteered with their former Methods Subcommittee co-authoring a handful of technical papers on analytical methods including hotspot analysis, prioritizing offenders, and social network analysis. He is currently the Chair of their Publications Committee.

He’s presented at crime analysis conferences and recently at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) Conference on the role of crime analysts in EBP. He also served as the Analyst Series Coordinator (lead) for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s (Can-SEBP) Community Engagement Team and continues to volunteer as their Director of Operations. He was also selected as an NIJ/IACP LEADS Scholar, which is a scholarship that helps support mid-level officers in advancing data and science in policing, he is one of the first crime analysts to received this scholarship.

He’s successfully completed a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. His research interests include police culture, police leadership, organizational change, police tactics & strategies, hotspots policing, offender management (and risk assessments), and crime analysis.

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Lorna Ferguson's email - lfergu5 @ (obviously smash that together for a proper email)
Missing Persons Research Hub website
Lorna's Podcast - Missing Persons Research Hub
Lorna's Website

John Ng's email - @ (obviously smash that together for a proper email)
John on Twitter

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