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For Criminology general enquiries, please contact Humanities and Social Sciences at 604 527 5780. 

For questions about the Criminology program, credentials offered or career options, please contact the Program Coordinator at

Lorree Bogden, MA (Simon Fraser)
Women in conflict with the law, media and crime
604 777 6158 (Coquitlam campus) or
Experience includes running a reintegration program for high-risk female offenders and counselling men and women in trouble with the law with addictions and anger management problems. Research interests include reintegrative efforts for federally sentenced female offenders, issues concerning women in conflict with the law and crime and the media.

Graeme Bowbrick, QC, LLM Candidate (UBC), LLB (Victoria)
Administrative law, employment law, human rights law
604 527 5647 (New Westminster campus) or
Experience as a private practitioner and in government as a cabinet minister and MLA. Held several positions in government including Attorney General of B.C. and Minister of Advanced Education. Interests include development and implementation of public policy in the criminal justice system. Substantive law interests include constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, human rights and civil liberties.

Colin Campbell, PhD (Simon Fraser) Retired
Canadian gambling regulation, public and private law enforcement
Experience includes research and policy analysis for private and public sector agencies, including the Commission of Inquiry into the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society. Research interests include socio-legal history of Canadian gambling laws and regulatory policies, gambling and crime, and the political economy of gambling. 

John Cater, MA (Windsor), RCMP S/Sgt (retired)
604 527 5841 (New West. campus) or
Operational experience across the majority of police business lines, with a particular focus on complex Major Crime investigations, advanced police techniques and strategies.  Research interests relate to organized crime and gang activity, trans national crime, intelligence led policing and serial offenders. 

Tara Chang, MA (Simon Fraser)
Youth and youth justice issues, criminological theory
604 527 5597 (Coquitlam campus) or
Coordinator for the Youth Justice Program. Experience includes working with youth and young offenders in the courts. Research interests include youth, young offenders and criminology theory.

Lisa David, LLB, LLM (UBC)
Experience as a private practitioner in civil litigation.
604 527 5301 (New Westminster campus) or
Areas of interest:  includes criminal law, the administration of justice, constitutional law, civil law, human rights, civil liberties and  wrongful convictions.  Also provided access to justice for low income clients in the areas of criminal law, family law, tort law, contract law and wills and estates.   

Beth de Beer, MA (Simon Fraser)
Corrections, female offenders and feminist theory
604 527 5341 (New Westminster campus) or 
Experience includes work in adult and youth probation, corrections and prison education. Research areas concentrate on correctional issues, female offenders, fear of crime and feminist studies.

Linda Fisher, MA (Simon Fraser)
Aboriginals and criminal justice issues, professional skills development
604 527 5302 (New Westminster campus) or
Experience includes research and policy development in northern and Aboriginal justice issues. Areas of research include Aboriginals and the administration of justice, and professional and job skill development for criminal justice students.

Caroline Greaves MA, PhD (Simon Fraser University)
ex offenders and sexual offences, research methods, forensic psychology
604 527 5301 (New Westminster campus) or
Research experience includes criminal justice involved mentally disordered populations, general and sex offenders. Professional experience includes development and implementation of risk assessment instruments, training and education with forensic/clinical practitioners.

Alicia Horton
604 527 5964 (New West. campus)

Carla Hotel, PhD Candidate (University of Calgary, MA (Simon Fraser), MEd, Counselling Psychology (British Columbia) CHAIR
Interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, sexual violence, victimization, and addictions
604 527 5313 (New Westminster campus) or 
Experienced in child and adolescent mental health, addictions, and family violence counselling. Research areas include sexual violence and rape culture, community crime prevention analysis and risk assessment, and program and policy evaluation. 

Niki Huitson, PhD (SFU), MA (SFU), MPM (SFU)   
Biosocial models of crime and deviance, policy analysis, research methods, and forensics
604 777 6058 (Coquitlam campus) or
Experience includes death scene investigator, forensic entomologist, and crime prevention researcher. Research interests include fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, addictions, criminal justice and health policy, risk factors and predictors of behavior, and forensics. 

Kathy Hunter, LLB (Dalhousie)
Criminal law, constitutional law, civil liberties
604 527 5310 (New Westminster campus) or
Experienced private practitioner and Crown counsel in the area of criminal law. Areas of interest include criminal and constitutional law, evidence, civil liberties, and young offenders.

Aaren Ivers, MA, PhD Candidate (Simon Fraser)
604-527-6038 (Coquitlam campus)
Indigenous justice, illicit drug markets, drug policy, research ethics
Research interests include Indigenous law and jurisdiction, Indigenous involvement in Canada’s criminal justice system, cannabis policy, and online drug markets. Research related to the protection of research confidentiality has been published in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

Hannele Jantti, PhD Candidate (SFU),MA (Simon Fraser)
Young offenders, Aboriginal justice
604 527 5742 (New Westminster campus) or
Experience includes child protection and social work for provincial government, and community work in substance abuse prevention. Research interests include Aboriginal justice issues and young offenders.

Randy Mackoff, PhD (British Columbia) (Retired)
Criminal victimization, police psychology
Experienced in private practice as a registered psychologist with the Canadian Registry of Health Care Providers. Research interests include criminal victimization and police psychology.

Noah Neaman, LLM (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Criminal law, human rights, international law, environmental law
604 527 5053 (New Westminster campus) or
Experienced as a private practitioner, courtroom duty counsel and criminal defense, Sierra Legal Defense Fund and Law Courts Education Society. Areas of interest include human rights, international law and criminal and civil law.

Colleen Pawlychka PhD (Simon Fraser)
Restorative justice, community and institutional corrections, prisoners, masculinities, childhood psychological trauma.
604-527-5053 (New Westminster campus) or

Experienced in restorative justice and conflict resolution, correctional practice and policy, prisoner reintegration, community crime prevention. Areas of interest include trauma-informed correctional practices, punishment, institutional corrections & prison reform, violent offenders, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.

Charmaine Perkins PhD (SFU)
604-527-5053 (New Westminster campus)
Qualitative research methods, Genocide and mass atrocities against civilians (international human rights law), Minorities and the criminal justice system, Crime and media, Sociology and Law.

Qualitative research methods, Genocide and mass atrocities against civilians (international human rights law), Minorities and the criminal justice system, Crime and media, Sociology and Law.

Nahanni Pollard, PhD (Simon Fraser)
Crime prevention, policing, legal policy
604 527 5510 (New Westminster campus) or
Scholarly interests focus on police deployment and performance evaluation, crime prevention, crime analysis, and sentencing trends and policies.  Professional experience includes applied research for the RCMP and numerous municipal police agencies across Canada, and several years as the VPD Planning Advisor.  Co-author of the Criminology 1120 textbook, "Canadian Policing" with C. Campbell and J. Cater.

Andrew Reid PhD (Simon Fraser)
Criminal case processing, policing, crime prevention, crime analysis and harm reduction
604 527 5838 (New Westminster campus)
Experience includes researching at the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, victim services casework and working with at-risk youth.  Research interests include criminal case processing patterns, crime prevention evaluation, economics of policing and harm reduction policy.  Research has been published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, among others.

Michael Sporer, LLB (Alberta) 
Law and liberty, private law, constitutional law 
Areas of interest: eco-criminology (green criminology), environmental law, youth justice, and research methods 
604 527 5562 (New Westminster campus) or
Professional experience as a civil litigator with an emphasis on tort litigation. Has previously served on the Executive of the Trial Lawyers' Association of British Columbia and served on the Judicial Advisory Committee for British Columbia (2009-2011).  Recognized as a Master Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and a long time member of the Editorial Board of the Verdict. Primary academic interests include the relationship between law and liberty, the moral and legal limits of state power and the history and future of freedom in the West.

Faculty Emeritus

Cynthia Fulton, LLB (Victoria) 
Criminal law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the administration of justice
Experience in labour and administrative law as counsel to the BC Labour Relations Board and in criminal prosecutions as Crown Counsel with the BC Ministry of the Attorney General, as well as in private practice.  Research interests include criminal law, the administration of justice, constitutional law and mentally ill offenders.

Contract faculty

Rusty Antonuk

Caroline Christiaens

Jonas Dow

Tracey Dowdeswell

Lora Freeman

Dave Hunt

Maike Knoechelmann

Dave Lyon

Keiron McConnell

Gurinder Mann

Jeffrey Mathesius

Michael Medeiros  

Aynsley Pescitelli

Rubina Sidhu