Patrick Neal

Research Interests

  • Crime and Intelligence Analysis
  • Social and Policy Aspects of Cybersecurity


Program Coordinator, Forensic Science, BCIT

Patrick has been involved in the justice and public safety field since 1982. He has worked in the Canadian military, federal corrections, law enforcement at the federal, provincial, municipal and city level, health care security, and post-secondary institutions. He has published research articles on vehicle arson patterns, police uniform standards, information sharing between federal agencies, and marijuana grow-ops to mention a few. Throughout his career, Patrick has worked with police officers, fire fighters, ambulance crew members, special interest groups, occupational health and safety professionals, and public policy departments and organizations. His special area of interest is public perception of the information society, perceptions of safety and security on the internet, and discourse analysis. Patrick completed his Master of Arts (Royal Roads University) 2004, and is in his 1st year of his Doctor of Social Sciences research in the securitization and social construction of cybersecurity offensive tactics.

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