Dr. Harpreet Aulakh


Associate Professor

Office: EA 3031
Phone: 403.440.5907
E-mail: haulakh@mtroyal.ca



PhD: Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
MSc: Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India
BSc: Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India




  • CRJS 1013 - Diversity Issues and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJS 2002 - Indigenous People and the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • CRJS 5001 - Honours Seminar
  • CRJS 2003 - Young Persons in Conflict with the Law
  • Regularly supervise Honours students


Dr. Aulakh's primary research interests are:

  • Youth crime and youth justice
  • Youth resiliency
  • Young gangs
  • Intersections of race, ethnicity, and the criminal justice system
  • Indigenous People and Justice
  • Critical criminology
  • Qualitative methods

Research Projects:

  • Exploring Experiences of Hope and Hopelessness with Indigenous Youth involved in the Canadian Corrections System, Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (March 4, 2019); awarded February 1, 2020 ($22,823.00). Co-PI
  • Calgarian's view on crime, justice, and crime prevention, Funded by Calgary John Howard Society (March 1, 2020). PI

Recent Publications:

Book chapter:
Aulakh, H.K., & Haag, J. (2020). Racialized Youth Crime and Justice in Canada. In Youth Justice: A Canadian Overview, 3rd edition (pp. 319-348). Don Mills, Ontario, Oxford University Press

Boyington, D., Aulakh, H., Kazarian, S., and Roberts, J. (2017). Diversity and Indegenous Peoples in Canada, 3rd edtion. Toronto, Ontario, Emond Montgomery Publications.


  • Honours Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts -  Criminal Justice ( Honours Stream), Mount Royal University
  • Board Member, Calgary John Howard Society
  • Vice President, BowMount Youth Justice Committee, Calgary Youth Justice Society
  • Member, Student Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC), Mount Royal University