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Missing Women report too superficial, says professor

Commissioner Oppal's report slammed police for botching their investigations and has recommended a single regional police force be created for Greater Vancouver. (CBC)

Missing Women Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal has concluded police failure and society bias allowed serial killer Robert Pickton to carry on murdering women for years.

Oppal's report, released Monday, is entitled "Forsaken." At about 1500 pages, it contains 63 recommendations, and says police investigations would have been different if the women hadn't been poor, aboriginal and drug-addicted prostitutes.

Melissa Munn is a sociology professor from Okanagan College, who says Oppal's report is superficial, lacks strong language, generalizes too much and doesn't hold individual officers accountable.

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