Alana Abramson

Dip. Bus. Admin. (Kwantlen), BA (Hons) (SFU), MA (SFU), PhD (SFU)
Surrey Office: Surrey Main Building, 3881-18
Surrey Campus: 604-599-3446

Alana Abramson is a passionate educator, dedicated to enhancing student experiences in the classroom. She believes education can inspire personal and social change and enjoys learning with her students. Alana bridges the community with education, providing opportunities for her students to be in the criminal justice field and learn from those who have directly experienced it. She uses experiential and transformative learning techniques, storytelling, and guest speakers to engage students.

Alana is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the diverse and dedicated Criminology Department at KPU. She currently resides in Kamloops and loves vegan food, yoga, travel, being in nature, and her two cats.

Courses taught

  • CRIM 1215 Interpersonal & Professional Development in Criminology
  • CRIM 2214 Corrections: Theory & Practice
  • CRIM 2249 Youth Justice
  • CRIM 3213 Community Corrections
  • CRIM 3249 Issues in Youth Justice
  • CRIM 3307 Issues in Conflict resolution
  • CRIM 3310 Restorative Justice

Areas of Interest

Alana has examined the roles that police and community play in restorative justice. She also has explored the role of post-secondary education in advancing the theory and practices of restorative justice in community and social institutions.

Scholarly Work