EKSTEDT, John W.




CITY/TOWN: New Westminster, BC

DATE OF BIRTH: 06/02/38

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bremerton, Washington, USA

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 01/06/66

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 09/15/69

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Swedish

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: clergyman, government administrator, university professor

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The Keepers and The Kept (with M.A. Jackson), ITP Nelson, 1996

Conflict, Care and Control (with Diana Doherty), Simon Fraser University Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy, 1991

Corrections in Canada: Policy and Practice (with C.T. Griffiths), Butterworths, 1984 and 1988

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: A world class track and field athlete, he studied theology and social planning and spent several years as a clergyman assigned to Native Ministries in Alberta and University Ministries in B.C. He became interested in prison work after a stint as Chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois. After several prison assignments and completing graduate studies, he became the Deputy Minister of Corrections for the Province of British Columbia. In 1979, he accepted an appointment as Associate Professor of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1986. He has co-authored three books and contributed chapters to six edited works. He has published more than 40 articles in magazines and journals. He is now involved in several projects of creative non-fiction arising from his work with First Nations people and prisoners.

[BCBW 2003]