About Us

The activities of the Psychology of Crime and Delinquency (PoCaD) Lab are diverse and generally focus on issues pertaining to the criminal justice system. Where applicable, we also approach the study of crime and delinquency from a developmental perspective with an emphasis on developmental processes as well as development as context. For example, we have published a number of articles using a longitudinal criminal database of 786 male Ontario offenders that spans a period of about 17 years (on average), from late childhood/early adolescence into adulthood. Variables included in the database are criminal offence information, risk assessment scores (LSI-OR), and developmental risk factors from childhood and adolescence.

PoCaD lab members also pursue other research interests that are described under Lab Publications and Current Studies.