Courses: Criminal Justice| Criminology | Sociology | Social Justice| Social Issues |Diversity and Inequality |
About the Authors
Douglas E. King
Doug King brings a combination of extensive academic credentials and practical experience in the justice system to his teaching practice at Mount Royal University.
He began his studies with an undergraduate degree in economics and earned a Master of Arts in Sociology before attending the doctoral program in sociology at Columbia University in New York City.
For seven years, Doug worked as a research and planning analyst with the Calgary Police Service. There he developed a keen interest in different models of policing, police recruitment and police performance.
Doug is a past recipient of the College's Distinguished Faculty award. He was a key player in the development of both the Police Studies Certificate and the Human Justice Certificate offered through the College's Faculty of Continuing Education. Doug chaired the Department of Justice Studies for six years and guided it in the development of the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice degree.
His primary academic areas of concentration are diversity issues and justice, policing trends and issues, human rights/civil liberties and quantitative research methods.
John A. Winterdyk
Dr. Winterdyk is the current Chair of the Criminal Justice Degree Program at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He is a prolific writer and has authored many justice books related to criminology, youth offenders, corrections and border security.
His primary area of interest includes young offenders, criminological theory, bio-social explanations of crime and comparative criminology/criminal justice. He recently co-edited the texts: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Reader: a Canadian Orientation (Pearson, 2006); Racist victimization: International reflections and perspectives) Ashgate, (2008) – with G. Antonopolous; A guided reader for comparative criminology/criminal justice (Universitatsveriag, 2009) – with P. Reichel & H. Dammer.
John is very connected on an international level and is noted at Mount Royal University for the biennial European Study Tour for criminal justice students that he organizes and conducts. In addition, he recently served as guest editor for a Special Issue on genocide for the International Criminal Justice review journal as well as co-guest editor (with Philip Reichel) for a Special Issue on human trafficking for the European Journal of Criminology . He is also an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB and has just completed a book on Border Security in the post 9/11 era with K. Sundberg.
In 2008 John received the “Effective Team Award” for leading an international research team in 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, John received the Distinguished Scholarship Award at Mount Royal University in recognition of his outstanding research and publishing accomplishments.