About the Editors
Dr. John Winterdyk is the former Director of the Center for Criminology and Justice Research at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. John’s primary areas of interest include young offenders, criminological theory, research methodology, bio-social explanations of crime and comparative criminology/criminal justice. John has published extensively in the areas of criminological theory, youth at risk, corrections and criminal justice related issues as well as on a host of comparative themes.
In 2008, John received the “Effective Team Award” for leading an interdisciplinary research team to completing a major study of the evaluation of the effects of different strategies to help students deal with the stresses of balancing academic and personal life. In 2009, he became the first recipient of the “Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award” for his scholarly endeavors.
Dr. Michael Weinrath is the Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Winnipeg. His primary research interest is in applying empirical social science to solve social problems. Michael’s research publications have been in institutional and community corrections, fear of crime and victimization, high risk and drunk driving. He has conducted a number of program and policy evaluations throughout western Canada. Prior to coming to the University of Winnipeg, Professor Weinrath worked for 15 years in provincial corrections in Alberta and British Columbia. From time to time, you will hear him comment on crime issues in the media.
About the Contributors