Michael Rocque

Assistant Professor of Sociology



Pettengill Hall, Room 265



Michael Rocque received his PhD from Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Professor Rocque is from Augusta, Maine and attended the University of Maryland for his Master’s degree. His research interests are criminological theory, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and desistance from crime.

Professional Affiliations:
Senior Research Advisor, Maine Department of Corrections

BA, University of Maine; MA, University of Maryland; PhD., Northeastern University

Selected Publications:
Forrest, W., Hay, C., Widdowson, A., & Rocque, M. (Forthcoming). The development of impulsivity and risk-seeking: Implications for the dimensionality and stability of self-control Criminology.

Ozkan, T., Rocque, M., & Posick, C. (Forthcoming). Reconsidering the link between depression and crime: A longitudinal assessment. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Rocque, M, Saunoris, JW, & Marshall, EC. (Forthcoming). Revisiting the relationship between the economy and crime: The role of the shadow economy. Justice Quarterly.

Duwe, G, & Rocque, M. (2018). The home-field advantage and the perils of professional judgment: Evaluating the performance of the Static-99R and the MnSOST-3 in predicting sexual recidivism. Law and Human Behavior. 42(3): 269-279.

Posick, C., & Rocque, M. (2018). Great debates in criminology. Routledge, London.

Rocque, M. (2017) Desistance from crime: New advances in theory and research. Palgrave MacMillan, New York.