Rochelle recently completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Windsor, and currently teaches in the areas of Criminology and Anthrozoology. Coming from an academic background in criminology (BA (Hons), Simon Fraser University and MA, University of Ottawa), the majority of her research has focused on violence against women and violence against animals.
Rochelle has conducted research in a variety of areas, including institutional animal abuse, legislative reform attempts to the Criminal Code as it relates to crimes against animals, safe pet programs for women leaving abusive relationships, and the connection between intimate partner violence and animal abuse. Supervisied by Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, Rochelle's SSHRC-funded PhD research looked at the inclusion of companion animals in violent intimate relationships through the perspective of the male abusive partner.
For more about Rochelle and her work, head to her web page at www.rochellestevenson.com.