Diane Crocker

Dr. Diane Crocker - Profile

  • Professor Full-Time Faculty
  • Chair, Department of Criminology
  • Research Fellow: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, University of New Brunswick

Personal Profile

Ph.D. (Sociology) York University, 2002
M.A (Sociology) York University, 1997
B.A. (Anthropology) Memorial University, 1992

Diane Crocker holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from York University. She is currently a Professor in the Department Criminology teaching courses in Criminology. Her research areas include restorative justice, rape culture, gender-based violence, criminal harassment, and the use of law to address social problems, particularly those that disproportionately affect women. She has worked on projects in the following areas:

  • Restorative justice in youth criminal justice, prisons, and schools.
  • Program evaluation and participatory research processes
  • Domestic violence policies and intervention programs;
  • Sexual violence on university campuses
  • Justice values among victims/survivors of gender-based violence

For more information please visit www.dianecrocker.com 
Follow Dr. Crocker on Twitter @smudianecrocker
Curriculum Vitae: Diane Crocker - CV

Current Projects

Research Contracts and Collaborations:

Evaluation of the policies and programs aimed at addressing campus sexual violence (funded by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education)

Evaluation of Standing Together a provincial government initiative related to domestic violence (funded by the NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women)

Evaluation of Waves of Change a Nova Scotia wide bystander training program on campus sexual violence prevention on university campuses

Evaluation of the CoSA National Demonstration Project
Contract to evaluate this national project using circles of support and accountability to support sex offenders released from prison to successfully re-integrate (funded by Public Safety Canada)

Academic Research Grants:

Engaging (In)Justice Stories
CLARI and SSHRC-funded Partnership Engage Grant related to the “justice values” of victims of gender-based violence

iMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Campus Sexual Violence
SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant

Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative
SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant

Course Listing

  • Criminology 2304 - Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Criminology 3102 - Quantitative Research Methods
  • Criminology 3100 – Qualitative Research Methods
  • Criminology 3205 - Restorative Justice in Theory
  • Criminology 4205 - Restorative Justice in Practice



Faculty of Arts
Department of Criminology
McNally South 424
Mailing address:
923 Robie Street