Chris Giles

Dr. C. Giles CRIM
Surrey Office: Surrey Main 3881-16
Surrey Campus: 604.599.3433
Richmond Office: R 2345

Dr. Christopher Giles is a faculty member in the Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Dr. Giles earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in criminology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His research has focused on several domains, including high-frequency offenders, the operation of the criminal justice system, street gangs, and intimate partner violence. Dr. Giles was a post-doctoral fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) Centre at SFU where he worked on mathematical models of the criminal justice system used for forecasting, operations, and planning. In addition to this work, Dr. Giles has worked on projects with the police, government, and advocacy agencies that centre on intimate partner violence and high-risk perpetrators. Dr. Giles enjoys teaching students about the fascinating fields of criminology and criminal justice and how information from these fields is understood through research and statistics. He relishes opportunities to collaborate with stakeholder groups where he is able to assist with the design of research and the interpretation of research findings for non-technical audiences.

Courses taught

  • CRIM 1100 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 1101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 1208 Methods of Research in Criminology

Areas of Interest

Research Methods, Quantitative Data Analysis, Street Gangs, Environmental Criminology, High-Frequency (Chronic) Offenders, Life-Course Criminology, Intimate Partner Violence