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 Prolific/Chronic and High Risk Offenders: Understanding the Governing Process (SSHRC Funded)

Police Response to Child and Youth Sexual Violence (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

Recent Activities

Presented "Managing the “Unmanageable”: A Case Study of the Prolific Offender Management Practices in a Canadian Province" in the Hot Topics in Canadian Policing session of the 2015 ASC Annual Meeting, Nov 21, 2015.

Participated in Workshop on Police Responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), organized by Canadian Observatory on the Justice System Response to IPV, Toronto, Ontario, June 1-2, 2015.

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


(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.


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

(2011) Alternative Measures and Extrajudicial Sanctions Program Audit: Grasping Policy and Procedure in New Brunswick, Department of Public Safety. 62 pages.