Dr. Adrienne Peters

Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

Criminal justice system, youth justice system, youth justice policy, youth offending, mental health in justice system, policing, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, criminal justice system interventions, prison peer support, rehabilitation



Adrienne M.F. Peters is an assistant professor and the liaison and co-coordinator of the Police Studies Programs in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University. She has been conducting research projects in the following areas for 10 years: youth offending; serious and violent offending; mental health/wellbeing and its association with the justice system; justice system programming and intervention; the Youth Criminal Justice Act and young offender policy; policing; police training and education; police-community partnerships; community-based research.

Peters has presented at national and international conferences and co-authored scholarly publications and government reports in each of these areas. She also works with and volunteers for community-based organizations designed for individuals involved in the justice system (e.g., program facilitator for 7th Step Society NL; Board Chair of the fasdNL Network).


  • criminal justice system
  • criminal justice system interventions
  • policing
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • mental health in justice system
  • youth offending
  • youth justice policy
  • youth justice system
  • prison peer support
  • rehabilitation

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