Dr. Darryl Plecas
RCMP University Research Chair in Crime Reduction &
Director, Centre for Criminal Justice Research
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Plecas holds the RCMP University Research Chair in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) where he has worked for 30 years (serving as Chair of the School for various terms over 14 of those years). He is a recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence Award and in 2003 received an Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award at the Fourteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. He has served as an Associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of British Columbia, as an Expert Observer to the 10th United Nations Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Offenders, and on three occasions as an invited participant at the annual meetings of the United Nations Scientific and Professional Advisory Committee. He also served for three years as a member of the Correctional Service of Canada’s Audit Team on National Programs Accreditation, and for six years has served an Independent Chairperson for the Pacific Region.
In 2006 he was appointed to the Board of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and in 2009 to the Board of the BC Crime Prevention Association. He is the book review editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, serves on the Editorial Board of Criminal Justice Research, has served as Chair of the planning committee for the 2004 International Police Executive Symposium, and is currently a member of the Planning Committee for the 2011Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is also Affiliated Research Faculty at John Jay College, City University of New York, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 research reports, international journal articles, and other publications addressing a broad range public safety issues.
In 2005 he received the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Public Safety and in 2006 he received the Order of Abbotsford. He holds two degrees in criminology from Simon Fraser University, and a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia. In the summer of 1995 he completed the Management Development Program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and is a two-time participant and presenter to the Oxford Roundtable.