Ryan M. Labrecque, Ph.D.

Ryan LabrecqueAssistant Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice

550A Urban Center Building

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Office Hours (Fall 2018): Mondays 9:00 am to 10:50 am *
* subject to change


Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
M.S., Psychology, Springfield College
B.S., Criminal Justice, Hesser College


Dr. Labrecque earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2015. Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, Ryan was a Probation and Parole Officer in Portland, Maine. While at the University of Cincinnati, he worked on several federal and state funded research projects for the Center for Criminal Justice Research Corrections Institute.  

Dr. Labrecque’s research interests focus on the evaluation of correctional interventions, the effects of prison life, the development of risk and needs assessments for community and institutional correctional settings, and the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and policy makers. Ryan received a 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship award from the National Institute of Justice for his dissertation The effect of solitary confinement on institutional misconduct: A longitudinal evaluation. He has also been awarded several research grants from the University of Cincinnati and he was the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Criminology, Division of Corrections and Sentencing, student paper award. Dr. Labrecque has a number of published journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations on these topics.


Dr. Labrecque is scheduled to teach the following courses for the 2018/19 academic year (subject to change):

CCJ 303 Punishment & Corrections (fully online program) – Fall term
CCJ 240 Punishment & Corrections (campus program) – Winter & Spring terms
CCJ 515 Theories of Crime & Justice (campus program) – Fall term

Students in Dr. Labrecque’s prior classes note the following about his teaching: 

“Dr. Labrecque has a lot of passion for research, education, and students, which coalesce into a great demeanor for a professor. He is active about involving students in his projects and provides detailed, helpful feedback.”


“Dr. Ryan Labrecque takes the time to gather the most important information needed for the class, while at the same time fully understanding all that he is teaching. By doing so, he makes learning fun and exciting; therefore, the curriculum sticks with the students and a positive learning environment is created. He deserves recognition not only because of his teaching style, but also for the interest he takes in all of his students and their success.”