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Vince Eagan

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Doctor of Social Sciences


Vincent Eagan is a detective with York Regional Police in Ontario having 35 years of policing experience. The last 10 years have been primarily in the forensic identification unit. He completed his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in the fall 2013 with Royal Roads and wanted to keep going at education. Police forensic duties in general are experiencing a shift towards needing higher education qualifications in order to give evidence as an expert witness. His research interests for this RRU program include looking at police use of force controversies in Canada in the global and systems context. The research is trying to resolve how differing legal and moral domains in international and humanitarian law provide differing force tools than national or provincial Statute’s. The outcome of the research is intended to be able to better explain why current national laws or policies exist or make change recommendations out of the bigger picture view.