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Carla Cesaroni researches the experiences and adjustment of incarcerated young people. She is currently involved in two projects. One is exploring young peoples interactions with police from a developmental lens in partnership with Justice For Children and Youth – Canada’s leading legal clinic for youth. The other is in development. It is a study of masculinities and trauma amongst incarcerated young adult men in Scotland and Canada. Her research co-investigators include Mathew Maycock of Dundee University and Nina Vaswani of the University of Strathclyde.

Recent publications

Hilton, N. Z. ,Cesaroni, C, Ham, E, Skilling, T. (2021). Institutional adjustment of young adults undergoing forensic assessment. Psychology, Crime & Law, 27 (4): 307 – 323.

Shon, P. O’Connor, C & Cesaroni, C.(2020). Beyond the quantitative and qualitative dyad: The salience of talk in procedural justice policing research. The Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 54 (2): 126 – 142.

Levan, K., Cesaroni, C. & Downing, S. (2020)(Mis) Representations of Prison: Gender and Prison Themed Video Games. Games and Culture. 15 (6): 653 – 669.

Cesaroni, C., *Grol, C., & *Fredericks, K. (2019). The Overrepresentation of Youth In Canada’s Criminal Justice System: Perspectives of Indigenous Youth. The Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 52 (1): 111 – 128.



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