- Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Criminoloy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Thesis focus: A Critical Analysis of Canadian Penology and Scholarship
Supervisor: Professor Alison Liebling
- Master of Arts, Sociology (Specialization in Criminology), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Thesis focus: Serials: The Contested and Contextual Meanings of Seriality.
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Haggerty
- Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honours, Criminology (Concentration in Sociology; Minor in Psychology), Carleton Univeristy, Ottawa, Canada
Honours Thesis: Differential Media Attention to Canadian Serial Killer Cases.
Supervisor: Dr Aaron Doyle
- Neo-liberal governance
- Homelessness, Poverty and Prisoner Rights
- Prison and its legitimacy
- Penal and Social Policy
- History of Crime and Punishment
- Criminological Theory
- Serial offenders and Violent Crime
Awards / Grants
|2009-2012||Cambridge Commonwealth Trust|
|2008-2009||Diane Elizabeth Cossins Memorial Scholarship in Criminology|
|2008-2009||Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Master's)|
|2007-2008||SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s|
|2007-2008||Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship|
|2007-2008||Graduate Recruitment Bursary|
|2007-2008||University of Alberta Master’s Scholarship (Honorary)|
|2007-2008||Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined in Favour of SSHRC)|
|2007-2008||University Medal in Arts (Carleton University)|
|2006-2007||Frederick William Baldwin Scholarship|
|2006-2007||Henry Campbell Scholarship|
|2005-2006||Irene Gertrude Scholarship|
|2004-2007||Fairfax Financial Scholarship|
- Larocque, Rachelle. (2007). 'Differential Media Attention to Canadian Serial Killer Cases.' Presented at W David Pierce Research Colloquium, University of Alberta, November 3, 2007.
- Larocque, Rachelle. (2007). 'Ushering a new era? Deliberate self-harm confessions on the internet.' Presented at A Day in the History of Medicine, University of Alberta, March 27, 2008.
- Larocque, Rachelle. (2008). ““Safeguarding” Canadian Communities: The Tackling Violent Crime Act and the Importance of “Responsibility” within Neo-liberalism.” Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, St Louis MO, November 12-15, 2008.
- Larocque, R.M.(2010). Why We Kill: Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 49(5):547-548
- Larocque, RM. (2011) 'Supermax: Controlling Risk Through Solitay Confinement'. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 50(2): 227-228