Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science
Dale Ballucci

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Dale Ballucci, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. U. Alberta (Sociology) Full CV  pdf
M.A. U. Windsor (Sociology)
B.A. Hon U. Guelph (Sociology)

 

Current Research Projects

Police Response to Sex Crimes (Provincially Funded)

Police Response to Prolific/Chronic and High Risk Offenders (SSHRC Funded)

Policing Child and Youth Sexual Victimization in Canada (SSHRC Funded)

Risk Assessment Tools in Response to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): The Strengths and Challenges from a Policing Perspective (SSHRC Funded)

Working Toward the Development of a Sustainable and Evidence-informed Community-Police Strategy for Reducing Intimate Partner Violence in New Brunswick (SSHRC funded)

The Legal Governance of Children: Legal Decision-Making in Unaccompanied Refugee Child Claimants (Internally funded)



Media Attention

Jan. 23 audio "Canada" International Perspectives on Sociology

Recent Activities

June 10, 2018 presented Lecoq and Ballucci, "A Return to Dangerousness: Techniques, Practices, and Opinions in Canadian Intensive Supervision Programs" at the Annual Meeting on Law and Society Toronto 2018

Feb. 3, 2018 presented Ballucci, Spencer and Ricciardelli, "Digital Evidence: Examining Police Investigative Responses to Sex Crimes" at the Western Society of Criminology 45th Annual Conference.

Feb. 3, 2018 presented Ballucci and Haan, "Examining Persistent Offender Using Administrative Data" at the Western Society of Criminology 45th Annual Conference.


Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
>for more see pdf Full CV

Articles

(2018) "“I Think It’s Re-Victimizing Victims Almost Every Time”: Police Perceptions of Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Violence" (with Dale Spencer, Alexa Dodge and Rose Ricciardelli) Critical Criminology https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-018-9390-2

(2017) "Informing Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Predictors of Perceived Usefulness of Risk Assessment Screening" (with Mary Ann Campbell, and Gill Carmen) Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

(2017) "The Power of Attitude: Police Culture and Attitude in the Understanding Receptivity to Risk Assessment in IPV Calls" (with Carmen Gill and Mary Ann Campbell) Policing: A Journal of Police and Practice 11(3): 242-257.

(2013) "Constructing Childhood at the Boundaries of the Nation: Chinese adoptee and refugee cases in Canada" (with Sara Dorow), Childhood 21(1):39-55.

(2012) "Subverting and Negotiating Risk Governmentalities: A Case Study of the LSI in a Canadian Youth Custody Facility" Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 54(2): 203-228.

Chapters

(forthcoming) "Imprisoned at Large: The Perpetual State of Accusation" in Pavlich, George and Unger, Matthew eds, Entryways, Criminalization and Criminal Governance, University of Alberta Press.

Reports

(2016) “982 Police perception and intervention in intimate partner violence situations in New Brunswick” (with Carmen Gill and Mary Ann Campbell) Canada Injury Prevention 22 (Suppl):A349.3-A350 September 2016

(2016) Police responses to online and offline sexual violence and harassment in Canada: Challenges, needs and experiences (with D. Spencer, R. Ricciardelli, A. Dodge, J. Liles, A. Grace, and J. Hruschka). Prepared for the Ministry of Community, 45 pages.

(2016) A Newfoundland and Labrador Focus - Police responses to online and offline sexual violence and harassment in Canada: Challenges, needs and experiences (with D. Spencer, R. Ricciardelli, A. Dodge, J. Liles, A. Grace, and J Hruschka). Revised for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 50 pages.

(2013) Considerations for Determining Police Needs: Moving Beyond Police-to-Population (“Pop-to-Cop”) Ratios, Saint John Police Force. 17 pages.