Dale Ballucci, Assistant Professor
PhD, Sociology, University of Alberta
Dale Ballucci is a criminologist who investigates policing, administration of criminal justice, and theories of governance. She has published on sexual and intimate partner violence, the attitudes of police officers, collaborative policing, and digital evidence. She is currently working on projects looking at police responses to sex offenders, high volume offenders, intimate partner violence, and how the police deal with child and youth victim of sexual assault in Canada. Her research topics are diverse but her primary focus is investigating the operations of legal practice, and the administration of criminal justice.
Areas of Specialization
- Administration of the criminal justice system;
- Sociology of Law;
- Theories of Governance;
- Sociology of childhood;
- Young offenders
- Ballucci, Dale and G. Lecoq. forthcoming. "Expanding Mechanisms of Governance: Uncertainty and Risk in Police Decision-Making Strategies in the Pursuit of Specialized Peace Bonds." Crime and Delinquency.
- Lecoq, Garrett, Dale Ballucci, and Dale Spencer. 2021. "‘Keep Them on the Straight and Narrow’: Understanding, Selecting and Governing Subjects Through Intensive Supervision Units." The British Journal of Sociology 61(2): 538-557.
- Ballucci, Dale, Mary Ann Campbell, and Carmen Gill. 2020. "Use of the ODARA by Police Officers for Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Practice in the Field." Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being 5(3): 91-102.
- Ballucci, Dale and Keyanna Drakes. 2020. "Beyond Convictions: Negotiating Procedural and Distributive Justice in Police Response to Sex Crimes Victim-Survivors." Victims & Offenders 16(1): 81-98.
- Ballucci, Dale, Carmen Gill, and Mary Ann Campbell. 2017. "The Power of Attitude: Police Culture and Attitude in the Understanding Receptivity to Risk Assessment in IPV Calls." Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 11(3): 242-257.