Robert (Bob) Chrismas, MPA, PhD

Dr. Bob Chrismas is an author, scholar, consultant, passionate speaker and social justice advocate, with over 35 years of law enforcement experience and broadly recognized expertise in community engagement and crime prevention. A graduate of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba, in 2017 Bob was awarded the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for his doctoral thesis, Modern-day slavery and the sex industry: raising the voices of survivors and collaborators while confronting sex trafficking and exploitation in Manitoba, Canada. Bob has written and speaks on innovative trends in justice, policing, community partnerships and governance. Bob's first book, Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes, is a widely referred academic text. Bob's pending book, Sex Industry Slavery in Present-day Canada aims to raise awareness and bring tangible solutions to modern-day slavery and exploitation in the sex industry.


Bob is also co-editor of an edited collection (with Dr. Laura Reimer) entitled, Our Shared Future: A Window into Canada's Reconciliation Journey (pending publication with Lexington Books in March of 2020). Bob continues to teach and write, with a goal of improving responses to social problems. He is available for presentations, analysis and consultation on a wide range of justice-related issues. Bob spends considerable time coaching and encouraging others to fulfil their potential, as well as volunteering in the community. Bob is also an avid Tai Chi student and enjoys spending time with his wife of over 30 years and their four children. Learn more about Bob at: