Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science
Paul-Philippe Paré, Associate Professor

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Paul-Philippe Paré, Associate Professor

Ph.D Sociology, Pennsylvania StateFull CV
M.S. Criminology, U. Montreal
B.S. Criminology, U. Montreal



Paul-Philippe Paré's main research focus is quantitative sociological criminology. Prof. Paré combines sociological approaches with advanced statistical methods in order to better understand patterns and causes of crime and violence.A closely related research interest of Prof. Paré is the sociology of the criminal justice system (with special focus on policing).


Current Research Projects

World Homicide Survey  Paul is a co-investigator on this SSHRC-funded Insight Grant (2012-2015) aiming to better understand variations in types of homicide across countries and the impact of criminal justice institutions, governance, and the rule of law on these variations.

Research and Teaching Networks

Centre for Population, Aging, and Health  As a member of the Centre for Population, Aging, and Health (CPAH) at the University of Western Ontario, Paul is interested in statistical modeling, demographic analysis, and the relationship between criminality and health (mental and physical).


In the News

Dec. 6, 2013 "University of Cincinatti; Are prisoners with military mettle more likely to toe the line or cross it?" Health & Medicine Week

Nov. 19, 2013 "Are prisoners with military mettle more likely to toe the line or cross it?" US Fed News Service, Including US State News

Nov. 18, 2013 "Are Prisoners with Military Mettle More Likely to Toe the Line or Cross It?" UC News

Nov. 18, 2013 "Are prison inmates with military backgrounds more likely to misbehave?" Science Daily


Recent Activities

Paul is Coordinator of the Criminology Program in Sociology at The University of Western Ontario.

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
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Chapters in Books

(2013) "La police et l’homicide : une comparaison internationale" in Maurice Cusson, Stéphane Guay, Jean Proulx and Franca Cortoni (eds.) Traité des Violences Criminelles, Hurtubise.

(2013) "Inégalités économiques, homicides et autres violences criminelles : Que valent les démonstrations fondées sur des comparaisons internationales?" (with Richard B. Felson) in Maurice Cusson, Stéphane Guay, Jean Proulx and Franca Cortoni (eds.) Traité des Violences Criminelles, Hurtubise. 

(2010) "Felson and Tedeschi’s Social Interactionist Theory of Violence" in Francis Cullen and Pamela Wilcox (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, Sage Publications.

Refereed Journal Publications

(2016) "The Impact of Known Criminals on the Proportion and Seriousness of Intimate Partner Violence Incidents" (with Frederic Ouellet, Chloé Leclerc and Rémi Boivin) International Criminal Justice Review 26(1):5-20.

(2015) "An examination of the local life circumstances of female offenders: Mothering, illegal earnings and drug use" (with Carolyn Yule, and Rosemary Gartner) British Journal of Criminology 55: 248-269.

(2014) "Indicators of police performance and their relationships with homicide rates across 77 nations" International Criminal Justice Review 24: 254-270.

(2014) "The relationship between incarceration and early mortality: Gender-specific evidence" (with Michael Massoglia, Jason Schnittker and Alain Gagnon) Social Science Research 46: 142-154.

(2014) "Income inequality, poverty, and crime across nations" (with Richard B. Felson) British Journal of Sociology 65: 434-458.

(2014) "Regional variations in self-protection in Canada" (with Lauren Korosec) Violence and Victims 29: 828-842.

(2013) "A closer look at the relationship between self-control and delinquency: The effects of identity styles" (with Michael Courey) Crime & Delinquency.

(2011) "Risks of minor and serious violent victimization in prison: the effects of mental disorders, physical disabilities, and physical size" (with Matthew W. Logan) Society and Mental Health 1(2):106-123.

(2010) "Gun Cultures or Honor Cultures? Explaining Regional and Race Differences in Weapon Carrying" (with Richard B. Felson) Social Forces 88(3): 1357-1378.

(2010) "Firearms and fisticuffs: Region, race, and adversary effects on homicide and assault" (with Richard B. Felson) Social Science Research 39(2): 272-284.

(2010) Bridging Divides in Canadian Criminology (Guest Editor with Laura Huey) Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 52(3).

(2010) "Bridging Divides in Canadian Criminology: Some Thoughts on a Possible Future" (with Laura Huey) Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 52(3): 237-241 (also published as "Réconcilier les divisions en criminologie canadienne: quelques idées pour le futur"  Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 52(3): 243-248.

Other publications

Huey, Laura (50%) & Paul-Philippe Pare (50%) (2010) Bridging divides in Canadian Criminology: Some thoughts on a possible future. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 52: 237-248.

Thesis Supervision

Supervisory Status:  MA, PhD

PhD Thesis

Jordan Harel, Are White Collar Criminals Exceptional?

MA Theses

Andrew Nevin (jointly supervised with Anabel Quan-Haase), Cyber-psychopathy: Examining the Relationship Between Dark E-personality and Online Misconduct.

Timothy Kang, Abortion and Crime in Canada: A Test of the BMDL Hypothesis.

Lauren Korosec, The Changing Nature of Homicide and Its Impact on Homicide Clearance Rates: A Quantitative Analysis of Two Trends From 1984-2009.

Pamela Glatt, Do Women Engage in Self Protection Because of Violence Generally or Sexual Violence Specifically?  An Analysis of the 2009 General Social Survey.

Zach Young, Heavy Handed:  A Multi-Level Approach to Understanding Regional Variation in the Use of Force by Police.

Junmin Jeong (jointly supervised with Teresa Abada), Immigrant Religiosity and Deviance.

Matt Logan, Insecurity, Self-Defense and the UFC.

Ryan Broll (jointly supervised with Laura Huey), 'Criminals are Inside of Our Homes': Two Models of the Relationship Between Perceived Neighbourhood Crime Rate and Intimate Partner Violence.

Mike Courey (jointly supervised with Jim Côté), Identity Styles and Gottfredson & Hirschi's General Theory of Crime: An Examination of the Relationship Among Parenting Styles, Identity Styles, Self Control and Delinquency.

Jennifer Reynolds, The Interaction Between Gender and Risky Lifestyles on Predicting Violent Victimization: A Test of the Chivalry, Convergence and Evil Woman Hypotheses.

MA Research Papers

Rory O'Connor, Social Class and the Prison Environment: Investigating the Impact of Income and Education on Carceral Outcomes.

Patricia Mantz, The Differential Impact of the 2008 Economic Recession on African-Americans and White Crime Rates.

Cassandra Barber, Do Urban Contexts Affect the Economic Integration of Second-Generation Visible Minorities in Canada? A Tale of Three Cities

Jessica Radzik, Life inside and out: a look at the rehabilitation of inmates in the American Prison System

Godfred Chongatera, Visible Minority Groups and Hate Crime Victimization Across Different Levels of Family Income in Canada: An Examination of Mediation and Comparative Models.

Ken Preston, From Stalking to Assault: An Analysis of the Escalation Process for Stalking Victimization.