Desistance, Social Justice and Lived Experience


  • Katharina Maier University of Winnipeg
  • Rosemary Ricciardelli Memorial University
  • Shadd Maruna Queen’s University


Author Biographies

Katharina Maier, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Katharina Maier is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg. Her research focuses on the experiential dimensions of punishment in prison and the community, as well as on issues surrounding drug use, public health, poverty and social marginality. Her work has been published in Theoretical Criminology, Punishment & Society, and Criminology & Criminal Justice, among other venues.

Rosemary Ricciardelli , Memorial University

Dr. Rosemary Ricciardelli is Professor (Sociology) and Research Chair in Safety, Security, and Wellness at Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute. Elected to the Royal Society of Canada, her research centres on evolving understandings of gender, vulnerabilities, risk, and experiences and issues within different facets of the criminal justice system and among mariners. She has published in the areas of PSP, criminalized persons, and wellness – broadly defined. As a sex and gender researcher, her interests lay in the social health, identity construction, and lived experiences of individuals.

Shadd Maruna , Queen’s University

Dr. Shadd Maruna is Professor of Criminology at Queen’s University Belfast and President-Elect of the American Society of Criminology. His book Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Rebuild Their Lives was named the “Outstanding Contribution to Criminology” by the American Society of Criminology in 2001. His other books include Rehabilitation: Beyond the Risk ParadigmAfter Crime and Punishment, and The Effects of Imprisonment. His work has been recognized with awards by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK.