Christina Witt

Christina Witt

Lecturer (Part-time, 2010-Present)

Office:    EA3033




Ph.D: Charles Sturt University, Australia, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security| Faculty of Business, Justice, and Behavioral Sciences

Dissertation title: Anatomy of Death Investigations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Investigative Methods

M.SC.: University of Leicester, Leicester, UK| Faculty of Medicine & Biological Sciences

Thesis title: Drug Endangered Children: Identifying Risk Variables for Future Assessment

B.SC.:  University of Calgary, Calgary, AB| Faculty of Social Sciences



  • Dr. Witt is a full-time homicide detective with the Calgary Police Service, bringing her twenty-two years of practitioner   experience to the classroom at MRU.
  • Dr. Witt has been teaching as a sessional instructor at Mount Royal University in the field of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies, periodically since 2010. Dr. Witt has taught courses in Diversity in Justice, Aberrant Behavior, Criminology Theory, Crisis Intervention, Introduction to Criminal Justice and Women in Crime.


  • In addition to teaching, Dr. Witt headed up the 2019 Provincial Homicide Study, presenting the results to the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and currently working towards several publications of this research study.
  • Dr. Witt is also a member of the British Columbia Crime Reduction Research Grant – Assessing the Feasibility of a Professional College of Policing for British Columbia
  • Dr. Witt has presented at numerous criminal justice conferences in Canada, the USA and Australia.


  • Dr. Witt is a member of the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), the National Homicide Investigators Association (NHIA), and the Coalition for Canadian Police Reform (C-CPR).