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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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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.