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Keiron McConnell

Director

Keiron has worked within the criminal justice system for the last 29 years in a frontline capacity.  Specifically, in this work, he has worked exclusively in gang prevention, intervention, and suppression over the previous 15 years.  This has included time with the Vancouver Police Firearms Interdiction Team, the Violence Suppression Team, the Integrated Gang Task Force, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, and the VPD Gang Crime Unit. 

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Andrew Hammond

Director

Andrew Hammond has been a police officer for over 14 years working investigative files, community police work, multijurisdictional wiretap projects.  His work primarily focuses on street gangs which led him to his current position.   Over the past three years, Andrew has spoken to over 500 gang members 

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Andy Bain

Director

Dr. Bain is an Associate Professor and the Director of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Mount Union, Ohio, USA.  His academic qualifications include a BSc. Sociology & Psychology (Joint Hons); PGDip Psychology; MSc. Criminal Justice; and a Ph.D in Criminal Justice.

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Jordan Buna

Director

Jordan Buna has presented both provincially and nationally on the topic of youth gangs. Jordan currently works for the Surrey school district with youth at all levels of risk. In addition to working with the Surrey school.

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Michelle Horchuk

Director

Michelle Horchuk has been in law enforcement for over 18 years an experienced career that has lead her to her current role in dealing with gangs and ways to suppress gang activities.   Michelle has recently completed her Management Development for Police Services Certificate through the University of Alberta.

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Martin Bouchard is a Professor of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, where he leads the Crime and Illicit Networks Laboratory. Dr. Bouchard’s research focuses on the dynamics of illicit markets, as well as the role of social networks in a variety of criminal phenomena, including street gangs and organized crime. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics over the last 15 years

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