Ronald Roesch

Director - Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute

  • Area of Study: Law and Forensic (primary), Clinical Science
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  • Tel: 604-731-3536
  • Office: RCB 7206

Research Interests

Law and psychology, including forensic assessment, competency to stand trial, jail mental health, juvenile justice. 

Selected Publications

Roesch, R., & Cook, A. N.  (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of forensic mental health services. New York: Routledge.

Jackson, R. A., & Roesch, R. (Eds.). (2016). Learning forensic assessment: Research and practice. New York: Routledge.

Roesch, R., Zapf, P. A., Hart, S. D., & Connolly, D. A. (2014). Forensic psychology and law: A Canadian perspective. Toronto, ON: Wiley.

Roesch, R., & Zapf, P. A. (Eds.). (2012). Forensic assessments in criminal and civil law: A handbook for lawyers. NY: Oxford University Press.

Cook, A. N., & Roesch, R. (2012). "Tough on crime" reforms: What psychology has to say about the recent and proposed justice policy in Canada. Canadian Psychology, 53, 217–225.

Roesch, R. (2011). Young offenders and legal competencies. In T. Bliesener, A. Beelmann, & M. Stemmler (Eds.), Antisocial behavior and crime: Contributions of developmental and evaluation research to prevention and intervention (pp. 275-290). Cambridge: Hogrefe.

Zapf, P. A., & Roesch, R. (2009). Best practices in forensic mental health assessments: Evaluation of competence to stand trial. NY: Oxford University Press.


Future courses may be subject to change.