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-icon.gif "Canada" International Perspectives on Sociology

Recent Activities

June 22 presented Ballucci and Haan, "(Big) Administrative Data: Challenges and Opportunities, and the Need for New Research Frameworks" at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, México City.

May 5 presented Ballucci, Spencer, Ricciardelli, "'In our line of work there's nothing that's ever gratifying': Cynicism, Policing & Sex Crimes"  in Critical Criminology/Representing Justice: A Joint National Conference of Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice, Ottawa.

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


(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.


(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.


(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.