Bob Chrismas

Bob Chrismas, PhD, has written prolifically on justice issues, and recently trying his hand at fiction writing. Bob is a Staff Sergeant in his 31st year with the Winnipeg Police Service. He completed his Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the U. of Winnipeg and U. of Manitoba in 2009 (distinction) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Peace and Conflict Studies at the U. of Manitoba in 2017. Bob was awarded the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for my doctoral research on modern-day slavery in Canada’s criminal sex industry. Bob is married with four kids.

Bob publications include numerous peer-reviewed book chapters, journal and magazine articles and books on justice related topics. His first book Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes (McGill-Queens University Press, 2013), is a widely used text on modern policing. Bob’s newest book, Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth (University of Toronto Press, 2020), provides a gut-wrenching account of sex trafficking in Canada and many tangible strategies and solutions. Bob has also co-edited collected editions including Our Shared Future: Windows into Canada’s Reconciliation Journey (Lexington, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020), and is currently working with a colleague on Hope Dignity and Human Rights (in progress, University of Manitoba Press).

Bob’s newest project is a literary fiction novel about a missing person case, giving deep insights into sex trafficking and Indigenous-police relations in Canada. Learn more about Bob and his publications and speaking events at his webpage at bchrismas.com.

Book publications:

Chrismas, R. (2020). Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s YouthToronto, ON, Canada:   University of   Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/us/sex-industry-slavery-2

Reimer, L. & R. Chrismas. (2020). Our Shared Future: Windows into Canada’s Reconciliation Journey. New York: Lexington, Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793603470/Our-Shared-Future-Windows-into-Canada’s-Reconciliation-Journey

Chrismas, R. (2013/14). Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/canadian-policing-in-the-21st-century-products-9780773542747.php

I gratefully acknowledge that I live on Treaty 1 territory which is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Bob Chrismas is married with four adult children, and completed over 35 years in law enforcement service, all within Manitoba. He completed his Master of Public Administration jointly at the University of Winnipeg and U of Manitoba in 2009 (with distinction), and his doctorate in peace and conflict studies at the University of Manitoba in 2017. Bob was awarded the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for his doctoral research on modern-day slavery in Canada’s criminal sex industry. Bob has written prolifically on social justice and policing related issues. His publications include numerous peer-reviewed journal and magazine articles and news op. eds. His first book Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes, was published with McGill-Queens University Press in 2013 and is a widely used text on modern policing. His most recent book, Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth, was just released in November 2020 by the University of Toronto Press. It is based on Bob’s dissertation and aims to raise awareness and bring tangible solutions to modern-day slavery, exploitation and trafficking in the sex industry. Bob has also co-edited editions, including Our Shared Future: Windows Into Canada’s Reconciliation Journey (Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020) and Hope Dignity and Human Rights: Research from the Mauro Institute (in progress, University of Manitoba Press). Bob is also an avid blogger on social justice issues. Visit Bob and learn more about his publications at bchrismas.com.