Teaching & Facilitation


Dr. Griffiths teaches courses in policing and decision-making in criminal justice. He provides an experiential, problem-based learning environment where students can experience and explore the dynamics of criminal justice. He provides senior supervision for students in the undergraduate Honour’s program in the School of Criminology and for students enrolled in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Recently completed theses and dissertations focused on corrections reform in post-conflict Kosovo (Murdoch, Ph.D.); human trafficking in the Middle East (L. Behbahani, M.A.); and use of force and use of force training in Canada (Murphy, M.A.).

Professor Griffiths has been a Visiting Expert at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) in Tokyo, Japan, a Visiting Fellow at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Visiting Professor at Tokiwa University in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. He also serves as a mentor for students enrolled in the Master’s program at the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) in The Hague.


Dr. Griffiths is often asked to facilitate workshops on a variety of police and justice-related topics. These have included sessions on the economics of policing, crime reduction, restorative justice, and organizational change in police services.