Jeff Baxter

Social work student praises community policing

Walking the streets of downtown Hamilton proved educational for a student in the UWindsor master’s of social work for working professionals program.

Jeff Baxter was assigned to study a city neighbourhood and said he was interested in testing his preconceptions of Hamilton.

“As a resident of Guelph—the city with the lowest rating on the crime severity index scale in the country—I always had the perception that Hamilton was a violent city, and so tried to explore this issue further,” he said.

What he found surprised him.