Duncan Chappell received his LL.B. from the University of Tasmania in 1962, and he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge 1965. A Lawyer and criminologist, he joined Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology in 1980, and served as the school’s director from 1982 to 1984. His research interests include law reform, sex offenders, victimology, policing, and cross-cultural perspectives on the criminal justice system. Chappell’s affiliation with the School of Criminology eventually changed from that of a regular faculty member to that of an adjunct professor, a position he continues to hold.
Douglas Cousineau received his BA in Psychology, his MA in Sociology and his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. He was awarded his doctorate in 1977 after completing a dissertation entitled “General Deterrence and Crime: An Analysis.” He joined SFU’s School of Criminology in the late seventies. Cousineau’s research was heavily focused on issues concerning criminal deterrence and the sociology of deviance and control. Early in his career he also wrote on legal matters such as jurisprudence and plea bargaining. Cousineau retired in 2002.
Liz Elliot received her undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and her Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University. She worked as a community-based social worker in the corrections system from 1981 to 1986. From 1988 to 1991, Elliot worked as a lecturer for the Prison Education Program in B.C., teaching in British Columbian penitentiaries. Elliot, who was researching the social response to murder in Canada, received her Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 1996. In 1997, Elliott was a lecturer and field practice coordinator in the School of Criminology and, in 2001, she was appointed assistant professor in the School of Criminology.
Karlene Faith was born in Aylsham, Saskatchewan in 1938 and raised in rural Montana. Her early adult life was spent travelling in the Peace Corps with her husband and children. At age 30, she started her undergraduate studies and earned her BA in Anthropology (with honours) from University of California, Santa Cruz. Pursuing graduate studies at UC, Santa Cruz, Faith co-founded the Santa Cruz Women’s Prison Project in 1972. Her doctoral dissertation examined drug addiction in women and criminal justice and she was awarded her Ph.D. in 1981. In 1982, Faith joined the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University as an assistant professor.
Ezzat Fattah received his LL.L. from the University of Cairo in 1948. For ten years he worked as a district attorney and prosecutor in Egypt before pursuing graduate studies in criminology, first at the University of Vienna, and later at the University of Montreal. He received his MA in 1965 and his Ph.D. in 1968, becoming the first person to earn a doctorate in Criminology in Canada. Fattah was an associate professor of Criminology at University of Montreal until he joined the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University as a professor in 1974.
Margaret Jackson received her BA from the University of California, two M.A. degrees and a PhD from the University of Toronto. She joined Simon Fraser University in 1982 as an instructor in the School of Criminology. Her early research examined judicial attitudes and sentencing behaviour, law enforcement management, and psychiatric decision-making. Later, violence against women and children, policy analysis, women offenders, aboriginal justice, and, more recently, cyberbulllying became the foci for her scholarship.