Adrienne M.F. Peters

Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University)

Research Interests
Criminology, Youth Studies
Contact Information
Ph: 709.864.2665
Office: A-4064
Personal Profile

Dr. Adrienne Peters received her PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and recently joined the Department of Sociology at Memorial University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Her research concentrates on rehabilitative programming and services for young offenders, both in the community and in custody, and evidence-based policing practices. Adrienne’s doctoral research examined the effectiveness of specialized community-based intervention models for serous-violent, gang-involved, and mentally disordered young offenders in reducing future recidivism. Her research provided empirical support for the use of specialized probation caseloads for these unique groups of youth, and was presented at several youth probation, mental health committee, and British Columbia Criminal Justice Association meetings.

Adrienne is a researcher for the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (CPSCJR) at the University of the Fraser Valley, and is a member of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Her research interests include: young offenders; serious and violent youth offending; mental health and its association with delinquency; young offender treatment, programming, and rehabilitation; the Youth Criminal Justice Act and young offender policy; best practices in policing; and collaborative crime reduction strategies. She has presented at conferences and co-authored publications in each of these areas. Adrienne has several additional publications that are forthcoming and in progress in the areas of community crime prevention programs to reduce victimization and offending among children and women, vocational and reintegrative programming for incarcerated young offenders, specialized responses to vulnerable groups of young offenders, and the implementation of comprehensive risk assessment tools that are combined with evidence-guided interventions.


Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (CPSCJR), University of the Fraser Valley


Corrado, R. R., & Peters, A. M. F. (2015). “Out-of-control” incarcerated serious young offenders: A review of Bill C-10. In R. Corrado, A. Leschied, P. Lussier, & J. Whatley (Eds.), Serious and violent young offenders and youth criminal justice: A Canadian perspective. Burnaby, BC: Simon Fraser University Publications.

Peters, A. M. F., & Corrado, R. R. (2015). Participation in PLEA’s youth justice, addictions, education, and employment programming among serious-violent and mentally disordered young offenders: Profiles and recidivism. Report submitted to PLEA Community Services, Vancouver, B.C.

Cohen, I., Plecas, D., McCormick, A., & Peters, A. (2014). Eliminating crime: The 7 essential principles of police-based crime reduction. Abbotsford, BC: Len Garis, Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.

Peters, A. M. F., & Corrado, R. R. (2013). An examination of the early “strains” of imprisonment among young offenders incarcerated for serious crimes. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 2(2), 50-68.

Corrado, R. R., & Peters, A. M. F. (2013). The relationship between a Schneider-based measure of remorse and chronic offending in a sample of incarcerated young offenders. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 55(1), 101-136.

Corrado, R. R., & Peters, A. M. F. (2012). Community-based intervention programs for released incarcerated serious and violent young offenders: Challenges and opportunities. In A. Baldry & A. Kapardis (Eds.), Risk assessment for juvenile violent offending (pp. 59-78). Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing.