Laura MacDiarmid

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Restorative Justice, Youth Justice, Punishment, Sociology of Emotion, Community Justice

My research explores the experiences of criminal justice involved individuals with a particular focus on community justice alternatives, such as restorative justice and bail. I draw from sociological and criminological theories that account for interactional dynamics, emotion, and punishment.

My research is also informed by principles of community engaged scholarship. Currently, I am lead researcher on a provincial study exploring Youth Justice Committees, a program model of restorative justice, in partnership with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

My faculty position is associated with and located at the University of Guelph-Humber, Justice Studies.