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Dr. Greg Brown

Dr. Greg Brown
​Dr. Greg Brown
Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Professor / Faculty of Arts & Science - Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Professor / Director, Institute for Applied Social Research (IASR) (Sabbatical)

office: A342
email: gregb@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450
ext: 4454
fax: 705.474.1947

Biography:

Dr. Gregory P. Brown is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of the Institute for Applied Research (IASR) at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Brown is Chair of the Ontario Correctional Services/Youth Justice Research Committee and an interRAI Fellow.

Dr. Brown has completed numerous applied research studies in corrections and in policing, including a study of the prevalence of mental illness and mental health care needs among inmates in the Ontario correctional system making using of the RAI-MH, and recently completed a study of the prevalence of use of psychotropic medication among federal inmates in Canada. Dr. Brown is also a co-developer of the interRAI Brief mental health Screener (BMHS).

Dr. Brown has been a faculty member at Nipissing University since September 1999.

He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Waterloo in 1991, specializing in research methods and statistics.​​​

Education:

BA, University of Guelph;
MA, University of Guelph;
PhD, University of Waterloo

Areas of Specialization:

Research Methods & Statistics; Program & Policy Evaluation; Corrections; Policing; Mental Health

Research Interests:

Mental Health in Corrections; Police Interactions with Persons with a Mental Disorder; Police Use of Force; Police Training; Program and Policy Evaluation

Current & Future Research:

Prevalence of Mental Disorder Among Federal Women Offenders; Population Aging and Real Estate Decision-Making; Suicide Risk Assessments Instruments in Corrections; Police Interactions with Persons with Mental Disorder.

Publications:

Books Authored 

Brown, G.P., Hoffman, R. & Siegel, L.J. (2017). CRIM: Third Canadian Edition. Toronto, On: Nelson Education.  

Siegel, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hoffman, R. (2013). CRIM: Second Canadian Edition. Toronto, On:                 Nelson Education.  

Siegel, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hoffman, R. (2006). Criminology: The Core – 1st Canadian Edition                Toronto, ON: Thomson Nelson. 

Refereed Book Chapters  

Stewart, S.L., Kam, C.C.S., Marshman, M.E., Leschied, A.W., Perlman, C.M., Brown, G.P., Theall, L., Ali, U., Hirdes, J.P., Barbaree, H., & Morris, J.N. (2015). Harm to Others CAP. Ch. 3, pp. 19-26 in Stewart, S.L. & Theall, L.A., interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): For Use with the Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment Instrument. Version 9.3. Washington, DC: interRAI. 

Marshman, M.E., Stewart, S.L., Brown, G.P., Barbaree, H., Mathias, K., & Theall, L. (2015). Sexual Behaviour. Cap. Ch.4, pp.35-41 in Stewart, S.L. & Theall, L.A. interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): For Use with the Child  and Youth Mental Health Assessment Instrument. Version 9.3. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Ashworth, M., Martin, L. & Brown, G. (2013). Abuse by Others CAP. Ch. 1, pp. 3-8 in Martin, L., Ashworth, M., James, M.L., Baas, R., Hirdes, J.P., Rabinowitz, T., Belleville-Taylor, P., interRAI Intellectual Disability Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) Version 9.2. Washington, D.C.: interRAI.

Ashworth, M., Martin, L., Rabinowitz, T., Baas, R., Brown, G. & Perlman, C. (2013). Injurious Behaviour CAP. Ch. 4, pp. 29-40 in Martin, L., Ashworth, M., James, M.L., Baas, R.,  Hirdes, J.P., Rabinowitz, T. Belleville-Taylor, P., interRAI Intellectual Disability Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) Version 9.2.  

Perlman, C.M., Barbaree, H., Brown, G.P., Hirdes, J.P. & Morris, J.N. (2011). Harm to Others CAP. Ch. 1, pp. 3-11 in Hirdes, J.P., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Mathias, K., Perlman, C.M., Saarela, T., Kolbeinsson, H., Baas, R., interRAI Mental Health Clinical Assessment  Protocols (CAPS) for use with Community and Hospital-Based Mental Health Assessment Instruments. Washington, D.C.: interRAI.

Barbaree, H., Brown, G.P., Fries, B.E., Mathias, K. & Schmorrow, A. (2011). Criminal Activity CAP. Ch. 9, pp. 71-79 in in Hirdes, J.P., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Mathias, K., Perlman, C.M., Saarela, T., Kolbeinsson, H., Baas, R., interRAI Mental Health Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPS) for use with Community and Hospital-Based Mental Health Assessment Instruments. Washington, D.C.: interRAI.  

Woodbury, K. & Brown, G.P. (2009). Women's Work? Feminization and the Future of Police Work in Canada. Chapter 13, pp. 349-365 in Barker, Jane (editor) Women and the Criminal Justice System: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto, ON: Emond Montgomery. 

Brown, G.P. & Hoffman, R. (2007). Dangerous Medicine: Social Control of the Mentally Ill and the Police Role. Chapter 14. pp. 227-241 in Leclair, J.A. & Foster, L.T. (editors) Contemporary Issues in Mental Health: Concepts, Policy and Practice. Victoria, B.C.: Western Geographical Press.  

Muzzin, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hornosty, R.W. (1998) Professional ideology in Canadian pharmacy. Ch. 13 in Coburn, D., Darcy, C. & Torrance, G. (editors) Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives - 3rd Edition, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), pp. 379-398.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Hoffman, R., Hirdes, J., Brown, G.P., Dubin, J.A. & Barbaree, H. (2016). The use of a brief mental health screener to enhance the ability of police officers to identify persons with serious mental disorders. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. Published online, March, 2016, 8 pp. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.02.031  

Brown, G.P., Hirdes, J.P. & Fries, B.E. (2015). Measuring the prevalence of current, severe symptoms of mental health problems in a Canadian correctional population: Implications for delivery of mental health services for inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 59(1) 27–50 doi: 10.1177/0306624X13507040 

Joubert, D., Archambault K. & Brown. G. (2014). Cycle of coercion: experiences of maltreatment and disciplinary measures in Canadian inmates. International Journal of Prison Health, 10(2), 79-93. doi: 10.1108/IJPH-09-2013-0043. 

Archambault, K., Joubert D., & Brown. G. (2013). Gender, psychiatric symptomatology, problem behaviors and mental health treatment in a Canadian provincial correctional population: Disentangling the associations between care and institutional control. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 12(2), 93-106. doi: 10.1080/14999013.2013.787560

Fries, B.E., Schmorrow, A., Lang, S., Margolis, P., Heany, J., Brown, G., Barbaree, H. & Hirdes, J. (2013). Symptoms and treatment of mental illness among prisoners: A study of Michigan state prisons. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36 (3/4), 316-325. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.04.008 

Brown, G.P. & Brozowski, K. (2003). Golden years? The incarceration of the older offender. Geriatrics Today, 6, 32-35.  

Brown, G.P. & Hoffman, R. (2000). The re-design of advanced patrol training for police constables in Ontario: Making use of evaluation to maximize organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 15 (1), 83-100. 

Muzzin, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hornosty, R.W. (1995). Gender, educational credentials, contributions and career advancement: results of a follow-up study in hospital pharmacy. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 32 (2), 151-168. 

Muzzin, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hornosty, R.W. (1994). Consequences of feminization of a profession: the case of Canadian pharmacy. Women and Health, 21 (2/3), 39-56. 

Muzzin, L.J., Hornosty, R.W. & Brown, G.P. (1993). Hospital and community pharmacists' attitudes towards clinical pharmacy, Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 46 (6), 243-8.

Muzzin, L.J., Brown, G.P. & Hornosty, R.W. (1993) Professional ideology in Canadian pharmacy. Health and Canadian Society, 1 (2), 1993, 319-345. 

Hornosty, R.W., Muzzin, L.J. & Brown, G.P. (1992). Faith in the ideal of clinical pharmacy among practising pharmacists seven years after graduation from pharmacy school. Journal of Social Administrative Pharmacy, 9(2), 87-96.  

Refereed Clinical Instruments 

Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS). Hoffman, R., Hirdes, J.P., Brown, G.P. & Barbaree, H. Washington, D.C.: interRAI, 2015. 

interRAI Cognitive Status Guide (ICSG). Morris, J., Brown, G., Hirdes, J., Hoffman, R. & Andrews, M. Washington, D.C.: interRAI, 2014. 

Forensic Supplement to the interRAI RAI-MH and interRAI CMH. Barbaree, H., Mathias, K., Hirdes, J.P. & Brown, G.P. Washington, D.C.: interRAI, 2010. 

interRAI Mental Health (MH) for Correctional Facilities. Fries, B.E., Brown, G.P., Hirdes, J.P. & Barbaree, H. Washington, D.C.: interRAI, 2008 

Refereed Clinical Manuals 

Hirdes, J.P., Hoffman, R., Brown, G.P., Barbaree, H. & Curtin-Telegdi, N. (2015). interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Washington, D.C.: interRAI.  

Refereed Reports

Brown, G.P., R. Hoffman & Neufeld, E. (2016). Literature Review on Existing Empirically Validated Suicide Risk Assessment Tools. Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.  

Brown, G. (2016). Approved and ‘Off-Label’ Use of Prescribed Psychotropic Medications Among Federal Inmates. Research Report. Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada. 

Brown, G. (2016). Approved and ‘Off-Label’ Use of Prescribed Psychotropic Medications Among Federal Inmates. Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.

Brown, G. (2016). Prescription Practices for Psychotropic Medications in the Community and in Prison Populations: Review of Current Literature. Research Review, Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.  

Beaudette, J., Stewart, L., Brown, G. & Cook, S. (2014). Aging Offenders in the Custody of the Correctional Service of Canada. Research Snippet. Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada. 

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