Professor Doug King

Doug King

Professor, Criminal Justice

Office: EA3011


M.A: Sociology, University of Regina, Sask.
B.A. (Hons): Economics, University of Regina, Sask.



  • CRJS 1010 – Introduction to Canadian Law
  • CRJS 2019 – Restorative Justice
  • CRJS 3011 – Canadian Criminal Law
  • CRJS 4001 – Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • CRJS 4003 – Advanced Criminological Theory
  • CRJS 4015 – Advanced Topics in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law
  • CRJS 5001 – Honours Seminar
  • Available to supervise Honours students

Scholarly Interests:

  • Court applications of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Policing
  • Canadian Criminal Justice system
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminological Theory

Recent Publications:

Book Chapter:

King, D. (2023). Chapter 6. Policing and Alberta’s United Conservative Party. In D. Bratt, R. Sutherland & D. Taris, Blue Storm: The Rise and Fall of Jason Kenney. University of Calgary Press. Canada.


King, D. (2020). Teaching restorative justice. Justice Report: Canadian Criminal Justice Association. Issue 35.1.

King, D. (2014). Personal Reflections on justice education at Mount Royal University. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, 4, 1-10.

Awards and Nominations:

Mount Royal University Distinguished Faculty Award

  • Recipient – 2011 and 2006
  • Nominee – 2020, 2010, 2008, 2004

Mount Royal University Distinguished Teaching Award (Credit-Free)

  • Recipient – 2011

Mount Royal University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Supervision Award

  • Nominee – 2020

Service (Current):

Mount Royal University Honours Committee. Elected member – 2019 to present.

Mount Royal University Police Studies Certificate Committee (Continuing Education). Appointed member – 2011 to present.

Western Regional Criminology Articulation Committee. Appointed member – 1999 to present.

Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies Part time Hiring Committee. Elected member – 2015 to present.


  • Yearly participation in 50+ new media interviews in local, reginal, national and international news outlets.
  • Oversaw the development and launch of Mount Royal University’s Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice in 2013-2014.
  • Co-developed, co-launched, and instructed in the Police Studies Certificate in the Faculty of Continuing Education since 2009.