Dr. Harpreet Aulakh

Degree:  PhD

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

Dr. Harpreet Aulakh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University, Calgary. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon with focus in criminology and sociology of law. She holds a Bachelor and Master degrees from Punjab Agricultural University in Punjab. Since 2008, Harpreet has been teaching at Mount Royal University in the Criminal Justice program. She is currently the program coordinator of justice studies in the department.

Dr. Aulakh’s primary research interests are youth gangs, youth crime and resiliency, youth justice, diversity issues in the criminal justice system, and indigenous people and justice. Her doctoral dissertation explored lived experiences of youth associated with gangs. Dr. Aulakh’s recent publication is Diversity and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, 3rd edition (with D. Boyington, S. Kazarian, and J. Roberts) (Emond, 2017). She teaches Diversity and the Justice System, Young Persons in Conflict with the Law, and Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System.