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Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph

Carolyn Yule's research uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine how life course events and processes shape stability and change in criminal behaviour. She also investigates how criminal court decisions shape the lives of criminal justice involved individuals.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, University of Guelph
  • 2010–2019
    Assistant professor , University of Guelph


  • 2010 
    University of Toronto, PhD
  • 2001 
    University of Toronto, MA
  • 1999 
    University of British Columbia, BA


  • 2022
    Unbreaking Bail? Post-Antic Trends in Bail Outcomes, Canadian Journal of Law and Society
  • 2022
    The paradox of pre-conviction punishment: the experience of living with bail conditions, Journal of Crime and Justice
  • 2022
    Mental Health Outcomes of Youth In-Care: Investigating the Effect of General Strain and Self-control Theories, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
  • 2020
    Examining the Risk and Predictive Factors for Marijuana and Alcohol Use among Adolescent Youth in Out-of-Home Care, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • 2019
    Negotiating Release? Analysing Decision Making in Bail Court, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2017
    Relationship (A)Symmetries and Violence: Comparing Intimates and Nonpartners, Violence Against Women
  • 2017
    Situational Variations in, and Women's Accounts of, Avoided Acts of Serious Intimate Partner Violence, Violence Against Women
  • 2014
    Understanding the local life circumstances of female offenders: Mothering, illegal earnings, and drug use, British Journal of Criminology
  • 2011
    Fighting over trivial things: Explaining the issue of contention in violent altercations, Criminology
  • 2011
    Assumable risk: Violent crime and factors influencing parole release decisions among female offenders, Punishment and Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Life on Bail: The Social Consequences of Conditional Release
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada