Biography: Dr. Rick Linden

Dr. Rick Linden is a Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba. He has B.A and M.A. degrees in Sociology from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Rick is the author of over 65 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books, including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text, which is now in its 9th edition. He was the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission from 2011-2016 and the Chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force from 2001-2015. He is currently involved in the planning, management, and evaluation of several different community safety and crime reduction initiatives.