Michael Rocque is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bates College, specialising in criminology. He previously worked as a researcher at the Maine Department of Corrections, where he remains as the Senior Research Advisor. Michael’s research interests include maturation, desistance from crime, race and justice, and corrections. His two books include the second edition of the Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime, written with Nicole Rafter and Chad Posick, and Desistance from Crime: New Advances in Theory and Research (Palgrave). He is currently completing his third book, with Chad Posick, titled Great Debates in Criminology (Routledge).
Michael is a Mainer, born and bred, and enjoys hunting and fishing and water activities. He lives in Litchfield, Maine, with his wife (Andrea), who he first dated in 7th grade, his son Teddy, dog Bear, and three cats, Frieda, Ruth, and Brownie. You can connect with him on Twitter @Hitchmagee (Hitch Magee is a James Bond-like character he created as a child, for those wondering).
Published: 17 August 2017
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