JOHN MARTIN (CHILLIWACK) - BIOGRAPHY
John Martin is a criminologist and faculty member in the School of Criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has also taught criminal justice at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver and Lethbridge College. John has written curriculum and ran classes for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and new recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Staff College.
He specializes in the fields of crime prevention, criminal justice reform, victims’ rights and public safety. Martin is regularly invited to speak to groups on all matters related to crime and justice and is a frequent guest on talk radio and other media.
He has testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and taught Canadian Studies at Takushoku University in Japan as a visiting scholar.
Raised in the Lower Mainland, he resides in Chilliwack with his wife, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs; Blue and The Dude.He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from BCIT and two degrees in Criminology from SFU. A long time martial artist and musician, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack and a weekend warrior on the BBQ competition circuit.