Rose Ricciardelli

Professor (Ph.D. McMaster University)


Community and Institutional Corrections, Prisoners, Correctional Officers, Police Officers, Gender, Masculinities, Risk, Vulnerabilities, Wellbeing, Sex Crimes, Operational and Organizational Stress

Research Interests
Institutional and Community Corrections, Masculinities, Desistance from Crime, Social Health, Correctional and Police Officers
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-7446
Office: A-4066
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Personal Profile

Rosemary [Rose] Ricciardelli, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology, the Coordinator for Criminology, and Co-Coordinator for Police Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Elected to the Royal Society of Canada, she is also an Associate Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT). Her additional affiliations and appointments include: an Associate Scientist at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health, an affiliate scientist with Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and a research fellow with John Howard’s Society of Toronto and Crossroads Day Reporting Centre. She has published over 95 journal articles, 30 chapters and over 300 presentations and invited talks, all in a range of academic journals including the British Journal of Criminology, Punishment & Society, Sex Roles, and Theoretical Criminology. She has authored five available books and three edited collections, her first entitled Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons (2014), explores the realities of penal living for federally incarcerated men in Canada. Other books include Violence, Sex Offenders, and Corrections (with Dale Spencer, 2017), one on Cyber-Risk (with Michael Adorjan, 2018), and Also Serving Time: Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Correctional Officers which focused on the work experiences of correctional officers (2019). She has also published three edited collections, including Engaging with Ethics in International Criminological Research (co-edited) and After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration (co-edited).

Her research is centered on evolving understandings of gender, vulnerabilities, risk, and experiences and issues within different facets of the criminal justice system. Beyond her work on the realities of penal living and community re-entry for federally incarcerated men in Canada, her current work includes a focus on the experiences of correctional officers and police officers given the potential for compromised psychological, physical, and social health inherent to the occupations. She is an advocate for non-criminalizing processes for all citizens who transgress the law and has worked on the created and implementation of restorative practices for youth in certain areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her sources of active research funding include: Correctional Services Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Memorial University’s Office of the Vice President Research and Harris Centre.


Beyond her role in CIPSRT, Ricciardelli is also an Associate Scientist at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; an Affiliate Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; a Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Research at Correctional Services Canada; and a Research Fellow with John Howard’s Society of Toronto & Crossroads Day Reporting Centre.


Department of Sociology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000