Mount Royal University, Canada


Areas of Expertise
Genocide, Human Trafficking, International Justice, Organized Crime, Violence Against Children

John Winterdyk is Professor of Criminology at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He has been engaged in research and writing on the subject of human trafficking, genocide, comparative criminal justice, and crime prevention since 1988. He is the founding Director of the former Centre Criminal Justice and Criminology at his university. He is the past recipient of the most Distinguished Scholarship award and Effective Team Award (researcher) from his university. He holds adjunct or visiting professorship in Canada, India, and Namibia. He has published over 30 academic books and several dozen articles. for In addition to being lead . He has also presented on the topic at a numerous international conferences over the past 12 years.

Recent Publications

In addition ot publishing a number of textbooks for the Canadian audience on young offenders, pioneers in CDN criminology, Introduction to criminology, adult corrections, and research methods, some of his recent publications include:
– co-editor (with B. Perrin and P. Reichel) of the book Human trafficking: Exploring the international nature, concerns, and complexities (CRC Press, 2012),
– he also co-edited a special issue on human trafficking for the European Criminology Journal (2010), which was, as of 2015 the most widely accessed issue in the history of the journal;
– Along with Prof. Jackie Jones, he co-edited Human trafficking: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century. (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2018; and
– he is currently working on a Major Reference Work (Palgrave) on human trafficking (some 90 entries). Co-editor in chief – Prof. Jackie Jones.

Recent Activity
Attended and presented at the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against TOC.