Michael Rocque

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:
Britt, CL, Rocque, M, & Zimmerman, GM. (Forthcoming). The analysis of bounded count data in criminology. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

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

Welsh, BC, Zane, SN, & Rocque, M. (2017). Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study. Journal of Criminal Justice. 52: 79-89.

Rocque, M, and Posick, C. (2017). Paradigm shift or normal science? The future of (biosocial) criminology. Theoretical Criminology. 21(3): 288-303.

Rocque, M, Jennings, WG, Piquero, AR, Ozkan, T, & Farrington, DP. (2017). The importance of school attendance: Findings from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development on the association between truancy and life-course outcomes. Crime & Delinquency. 63(5): 592-612.

Duwe, G, & Rocque, M (2017). Does the scoring method matter for recidivism risk assessment? Evaluating the effects of automation on reliability, predictive validity, and return on investment (ROI). Criminology & Public Policy. 16(1): 235-269.