Michael obtained both his BA and MA in Criminology at the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (S.F.U.). He has taught internationally in a variety of settings, including for Criminalpol, Interpol and the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia in Rome, Italy. In Canada, he has taught at S.F.U. and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. At Coast Mountain College, he designed the Criminology Diploma Program as well as the Community, Crime and Social Justice (C.C.S.J) Certificate; both provide opportunities to gain valuable real world experience in the Criminology Field School and/or the Criminology Work Practicum. Regardless of the setting, his aim has always been the same: to promote evidence-based criminal justice policy, inspire students to think critically about crime and criminal justice and promote social justice.