Laboratory Director





Research Assistants and Students

Carolyn Côté-Lussier holds an M.A. in Criminology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in Social and Preventive Medicine and at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology at the Université de Montréal. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa. She is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS). She is the principal investigator of a SSHRC funded project entitled “Emotion, intuition and public support for harsh criminal justice policy“ (2017-2019), and a co-investigator in a SSHRC funded project entitled “Les pratiques pénales au Canada : vers un virage punitif des tribunaux?” (2017-2020) (PI: Chloé Leclerc, Université de Montréal). Her research intersects criminology, social psychology, and social and preventive medicine. Her research intersects criminology, social psychology, and social and preventive medicine.

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Jean-Denis David is completing a Master's degree in Criminology at the University of Ottawa. His research is supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada . He was awarded the departmental Chuck Talbot Scholarship for his fieldwork completed at the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics of Statistics Canada, working on evaluating the current status of official statistics on cybercrime in Canada. His research interests include policing, minorities’ contacts with the criminal justice system, social psychology, and procedural justice.


Angeline Tsui is a Ph.D student in the Experimental Psychology program at the University of Ottawa. Angeline’s primary research investigates infant language development, with a focus on early bilingualism. Angeline has a strong interest in statistics and she has experience in running regression models and meta-analysis. She is currently the Chair of Psychology Statistics Club (a student organization that aims at organizing regular meetings that talk about cutting-edge statistical methods in the current scientific community).


Victoria Falcone has just recently begun her Master’s degree in Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Her interests lie in the area of wrongfully convicted persons, primarily focusing on the Canadian context. Her research will focus on how race impacts the public’s perception of those who have been wrongfully convicted and how this perception could have an impact on exonerees.