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Neil Boyd is a Professor and Director of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches courses related to law, crime and criminal justice policy. His comments appear often in the national media, and he is frequently heard on Canadian radio and television. He has worked on a wide variety of research projects for governments and the private sector, and has written eight books for both national and international markets, in text and trade formats. His most recent book is Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology, published in 2014 by Emond Montgomery. His 2010 publication, A Thousand Dreams, co-authored with Vancouver Senator Larry Campbell and Vancouver Sun writer Lori Culbert, explored the social history and current realities of Vancouver's Downtown East Side, was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig Brown Prize, and the Donner Prize, and won the George Ryga Award for social awareness in literature. The 6th edition of his textbook, Canadian Law, will be published by Nelson in the fall of 2014.