Ann Marie K. Rocheleau


Ann Marie Rocheleau has a distinguished record of research in the field of criminology, having collaborated on numerous publications and reports for the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies. She is an expert on prisons, with a focus on prison culture and its effect on inmate violence. In addition to her extensive research on prisons, she has studied juvenile correctional facilities and police departments, both on a national scale.

Previously, Prof. Rocheleau served as Program Coordinator for the nationwide Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, working to raise the conditions of confinement in juvenile correctional facilities. Prior to that, she worked for a private research company, where she studied a substance-abuse treatment oriented boot camp at the Barnstable House of Correction, drug purchase, and crime prevention efforts nationwide. Prof. Rocheleau started her career at the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), where she evaluated substance abuse and other prison programs. She was also the first Director of Treatment at Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, MA, and the first Substance Abuse Coordinator for the entire DOC.

Prof. Rocheleau teaches Criminology, Sociology of the Prison, Critical Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Seminar on Punishment and Public Policy, Sociology of Deviance, Internship in Criminology and Seminar on Race, Class, and Gender in the Criminal Justice System. Prof. Rocheleau co-authored a presentation on "supermax" prisons at the 2011 Justice Studies Association conference with her student Brittany Kaminski, Stonehill class of 2011.


  • B.A., Sociology, Assumption College
  • M.A., Sociology, Boston College
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University

Courses Taught

  • Critical Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Sociology of the Prison
  • Seminar on Deviance & Control
  • Seminar: Punishment & Public Policy
  • Race, Class & Gender in the Criminal Justice System
  • Internship in Criminology