Legal Research

Occasionally, my students and I publish articles that are focused largely on law. These have included historic child sexual abuse (Connolly & Read, 2003), the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Connolly, Lee, & Wayte, 2004), civil compensation (Samra & Connolly, 2004), mentally-ill offenders (Lavoie, Connolly, & Roesch, 2006), general principles of law affecting children (Connolly & Gordon, 2009), legal theory (Connolly & Coburn, submitted), use of testimonial supports in courtrooms (Chong & Connolly, resubmitted) and cyberbullying legislation (Coburn, Roesch, & Connolly, in prep).

Connolly, D. A. & Read, J.D. (2003). Remembering historical child sexual abuse. Criminal Law Quarterly, 47, 438 – 480.

Connolly, D.A., Lee, Z., & Wayte, T. (2004). From crime control to welfare and back again: (R)Evolving youth criminal justice policy and its possible effect on young female offenders. In Moretti, M.M., Odgers, C., & Jackson, M. (Eds.)Girls and Aggression: Contributing Factors and Intervention Principles (pp. 211-224). New York: Kluwer.

Samra, J. & Connolly, D. A. (2004). Legal Compensability of Symptoms Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 3, 55 - 66.

Lavoie, J. A. A., Connolly, D. A., & Roesch, R. (2006). Correctional officers' understanding and perceptions of mentally-ill offenders. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 5, 151-166.

Connolly, D. A., & Gordon, H. M. (2009). Children and the Law. Law Now, 15-17

Connolly, D. A. & Coburn, T. I. (submitted). Legal theory from Confederation to today. In R. Roesch and R. Jackson (Eds.), Learning Forensic Psychology. New York: Routledge.

Chong, K. & Connolly, D. A. (revised and resubmitted). Testifying through the ages: An examination of current psychological issues and use of testimonial supports by child, adolescent, and adult witnesses in Canada. Canadian Psychology.

Coburn, P. I., Roesch, R., & Connolly, D. A. (in prep). Cyberbullying: Is national legislation the solution? The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Commentary.