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Carla Cesaroni


Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 314
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON



Dr. Carla Cesaroni received her PhD from the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto in Ontario. She joined Ontario Tech University in 2005.


  • PhD, Criminology University of Toronto

Courses taught

  • Punishment and Society
  • The Prison Experience
  • Punishment and Imprisonment
  • Green Criminology

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • Experiences and adjustment of boys and young men to incarceration.
  • Young people's perceptions of their interactions with police.
  • Trauma and masculinities among incarcerated young men.
  • Prison chaplaincy
  • Religion and prison life

Research supervision areas:

  • corrections/penology
  • youth justice

Dr. Cesaroni has supervised student papers and projects on topics such as: 

  • The experience of partners of incarcerated men.
  • The policing of terrorism.
  • The effect of stereotype of offender reintegration.
  • Youth correctional officer opinions of relationships with youth.
  • Examining the utility of pre-charge diversion programs.
  • Trans individuals experience of the criminal justice system.
  • Measuring success amongst high-risk youth. 
  • Youth justice policy implementation.