Against the Grain is written by Dr. John Anderson. He retired in June, 2014 from the Criminology Department at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. John was responsible for developing the Criminology Diploma and Bachelor of Arts programs during his time at the university. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Sciences (Criminology Major, SFU), a Masters in Criminology (SFU), and a PhD in Sociology (UVic). He now is an Honourary Research Associate at Vancouver Island University.