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Marc Alain
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Marc Alain ShortBio:

Prof Alain earned his doctoral tittle in criminology in 1997. He is now Full professor at the Department of psychoeducation at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in the province of Quebec, Canada, where he started teaching and researching after having been the founder and first CEO of the Quebec's National Police School Research Center, between 2000 and 2005. Alongside his researches on juvenile delinquency policies and treatments in Canada and North America, he has contributed over the past twenty-five years in the development and re-enforcement of policy and program evaluation in Quebec, Canada, France, Italy and Chili. Outside these two fields of practice and research, he is also known for the work he has been contributing for the last thirty years in matters related to the relationships between the public and the police, as well as numerous contributions to the field of theoretical and applied police ethics.


Alain, M., Rousseau, M., Carrer, F., (2018). Measuring police integrity: Futile exercise or worthwhile effort in personnel management? Revisiting survey data from two previous studies in order to assess the psychometric qualities of the Klockars questionnaire. J. of Police and Criminal Psychology, July 26 2018 : DOI 10.1007/s11896-018-9287-8

Alain, M., Rousseau, M., Desrosiers, D., (2013). La socialisation professionnelle des recrues policières en France et au Québec : regards croisés sur les processus de construction d'une identité professionnelle policière. Criminologie 46(2) : 43-68.

Alain M. (2011). L'etica delle reclute di polizia alla prova delle contingenze dell'attività quotidiana: l'esperienza dei giovani agenti del Quebec , in (sous la direction de F. Carrer et M. A. Seniga), L'Etica della Polizia : Teoria e Pratica, Maggliore Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, pp. 167-190.

Alain, M. & Crête, C. (2009). Continuous Training as a Subject of Negotiations in Public and Private Policing: Managing Security Expertise in a Changing Environment, an Exploratory Study. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management , 32(1): 75-91.

Alain, M. & Grégoire, M. (2008) Can ethics survive the shock of the job? Quebec's police recruits confront reality. Policing & society, 18(2) : 169-189.

Supporting Institutions

HWR Berlin
Robert Gordon University
University of Dundee
Cergy Paris
Universit  de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
University of Strathclyde
Kyoto University
Universit  du Qu bec   Trois-Rivi res
Goethe University