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Stephen Maguire

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:Ph.D, M.A. (Queen's), B.A. (Ottawa)

Office Hours:
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Research Interests:

  • Organizational ethics
  • Organizational influences on ethical conduct
  • Ethical leadership
  • Ethics in policing


Dr. Maguire is Executive Director of the Centre on Values and Ethics and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Ethics and Public Affairs Doctoral Program.  He is the founder of, and teaches in, the Certificate Program in Organizational Values and Ethics.  The program prepares senior leaders and ethics advisors to develop customized organizational ethics programs.

Dr. Maguire is the lead researcher on the Professionalism and Policing Research Project sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership.  His most recent presentation at the Western Society for Criminology Conference was “Where did my commitment go?  Exploring the Decline in Organizational Commitment in Canadian Policing,” (Feb. 7, 2020).

Dr. Maguire is Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethical Matters at INTERPOL, the Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, a member of the National Advisory Committee on Ethics at Correctional Service of Canada, and a member of the Advisory Task Force reviewing the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act for the Government of Canada.  He is a former member of the Audit Advisory Committee for the Office of the Auditor General, Canada; the Corporate Ethics Management Council; and the Calgary Police Service Use of Force Review Committee.  He has presented on ethics topics to delegations from China, Russia, and Central America.  Abroad, he has conducted ethics workshops for the Jamaican Constabulary, the Hong Kong Police, and the Public Service Academies of India and Kazakhstan.  Dr. Maguire has provided ethics consulting services to over 20 public service organizations.  Recently he recommended changes to the Council of Europe’s ethical framework.