Paul Gendreau

Paul Gendreau, O.C., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of New Brunswick
Department of Psychology
University of New Brunswick, Saint John
Tel: (506) 648-5641

Research Interests
  • Principles of effective treatment programs for offenders
  • Evaluation of "get tough" policies and programs on criminal behaviour
  • Development of assessment and prediction tools for predicting criminal behaviour
  • Assessment of the effects of prison life
  • Knowledge transfer to practitioners and policy makers
Selected Literature

Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., French, S., & Smith, P. (in press). Practicing psychology in correctional settings: “What works” in reducing criminal behavior. In A.K. Hess & I.B. Weiner (Eds.). The Handbook of Forensic Psychology (3rd ed.)

French, S.A. & Gendreau, P. (in press). Reducing prison misconducts: What works! Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Gendreau, P., & Goggin, C., Cullen, F.T., & Paparozzi, M. (2002). The common sense revolution and correctional policy. In J. McGuire (Ed.), Offender Rehabilitation & Treatment: Effective programs & policies to reduce re-offending (pp. 360-386). Chichester, UK: Wiley & Sons.

Gendreau, P. (2002). We must do a better job of cumulating knowledge. Canadian Psychology, 43, 205-210.

Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Smith, P. (2002). Is the PCL-R really the "unparalleled" measure of offender risk? Criminal Justice & Behavior, 29, 397-426.

Latessa, E. J., Cullen, F. T., & Gendreau, P. (2002). Beyond correctional quackery: Professionalism & the possibility of effective treatment. Federal Probation, 66, 43-49.

Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Law, M. (1997). Predicting prison misconduct. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 24, 414-431.

Gendreau, P., Little, T., & Goggin, C. (1996). A meta-analysis of the predictors of adult offender recidivism: What works! Criminology, 31, 401-433.

Gendreau, P. (1996). Offender rehabilitation: What we know and what has to be done. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 23, 144-161.

Gendreau, P., Cullen, F., & Bonta, J. (1994). Intensive rehabilitation supervision: The next generation in community corrections? Federal Probation, 58, 72-78.

Andrews, D.A., Zinger, I., Hoge, R.D., Bonta, J., Gendreau, P., & Cullen, F.T. (1990). Does correctional treatment work? A clinically-relevant and psychologically-informed meta-analysis. Criminology, 28, 369-404.