Dr. James H. Creechan is a Canadian sociologist who taught and engaged in criminological research for three decades at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada. He earned a PhD in Sociology at the University of Arizona where he focused on juvenile delinquency and crime along the southwest border. He has held visiting and adjunct professorships at the University of Toronto, McMaster University, Queen’s University, and the University of Guelph. Between 1998 and 2012, Creechan was a member in the Faculty of International Studies and Public Policy at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa in Culiacán, Mexico, where he also served as founding professor of an MA program in US and Canadian studies. Now retired in Toronto, he continues to mentor students and most recently published a critical history of Mexican drug cartels: Drug Wars and Covert Netherworlds: The Transformations of Mexico’s Drug Cartels with the University of Arizona Press (2021).