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Neil Boyd is an author and a professor at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches courses related to law, crime and criminal justice policy. His comments appear often in the national media, and he is frequently heard on Canadian radio and television. He has worked on a wide variety of research projects and has written seven books for both national and international markets. His most recent book, A Thousand Dreams, is co-authored with former Vancouver mayor Senator Larry Campbell and Vancouver Sun writer Lori Culbert. It explores the social history and current realities of Vancouver's Downtown East Side, and was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig Brown Prize, the Donner Prize, and the Ryga Award. The 5th edition of his textbook, Canadian Law, will be published by Thomson Nelson in October of 2010.