Michael Rocque

Associate Professor of Sociology



Pettengill Hall, Room 265



Curriculum Vitae

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:

Posick, C., Rocque, M., & Barnes, J.C. (2021). Fitting the facts of crime: An invitation to biopsychosocial criminology. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Rocque, M. (2021). Extending the integrated maturation theory of desistance from crime to childhood and adolescence. Adolescent Research Review, 1-13.

Seigel, M., Goder-Reiser, M., Duwe, G., Rocque, M., Fridel, EE., & Fox, JA. (2020). The association between state gun laws and the incidence and severity of mass public shootings in the United States, 1976-2018. Law and Human Behavior. 44(5). 347-360

Forrest, W., Hay, C., Widdowson, A., & Rocque, M. (2019). The development of impulsivity and risk-seeking: Implications for the dimensionality and stability of self-control Criminology.

Ozkan, T., Rocque, M., & Posick, C. (2019). Reconsidering the link between depression and crime: A longitudinal assessment. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Rocque, M., Saunoris, JW, & Marshall, EC. (2019). Revisiting the relationship between the economy and crime: The role of the shadow economy. Justice Quarterly.

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.