Bates welcomes new faculty: Michael Rocque, sociology
Professor Michael Rocque brings a distinctive perspective to Bates sociology: He previously served as director of research for the Maine Department of Corrections. An important part of his DOC work was evaluating the department’s tools and programs. A Maine native he studied at the University of Maine and the University of Maryland, and earned a doctorate at Northeastern University. In his dissertation, he took several theoretical explanations of “desistance’ – the tenancy of criminals to commit fewer crimes and eventually stop as they age–and argued that each, in its own way, represents the represents the process of maturation.
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