Dr. Michael Young earned his Ph.D. in 2006 at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He teaches courses in related to criminal and social justice; he is currently the Director of the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University. His research focuses on social justice issues affecting marginalized populations, including those experiencing homeless, addictions, mental health disorders and those in the criminal justice system. He has conducted applied research in several Canadian communities, including the Canadian Arctic. He has published over 30 articles and book chapters, and in addition to his current research, is working on a criminology/criminal justice textbook.