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
Personal Profile

Rosemary (Rose) Ricciardelli is a Professor of Sociology, the Coordinator for Criminology, and Co-Coordinator for Police Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT; She is also the Co-Director of Relationships First: Restorative Justice in Education [and Justice] with Dr. Dorothy Vaandering ( Her research is centered on community and institutional corrections, gender, and wellbeing, including evolving understandings of masculinities, 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 has published five monographs and three edited collections, over 70 journal articles, 28 chapters and over 200 presentations and invited talks. Ricciardelli's work is found in a number of leading academic journals across fields including: British Journal of Criminology, Sex Roles, Punishment & Society; Theoretical Criminology, Journal of Gender Studies, The Journal of Men’s Studies, and the Prison Journal.


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