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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Amelie Pedneault

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director
Wilson-Short 10D, WSU Pullman
Curriculum Vitae





Ph.D., Criminology, 2015, Simon Fraser University
M.S.C., Justice Studies, 2010, San José State University
L.L.B., 2006, Université de Sherbrooke


Amelie Pedneault is an Assistant professor at Washington State University. She received a Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 2015, after completing her doctoral research at the Centre for Research on Sexual Violence. Her research examines various aspects of sexual offending: offending decision making; criminal achievement; mobility; and situational approaches to sex offending. She has presented at annual meetings of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and ASC (American Society of Criminology) and has published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and Journal of Criminal Justice.

Courses Taught

Seminar in Evaluation Research

Research Interests

Sexual offending; situational crime prevention; environmental and situational perspectives; desistance from crime and Reentry practices: evaluation research and environmental criminology.

Recent Publications

Pedneault A., & Landon L.. (2022). The pronouns of sexual assault: Results from a factorial vignette experiment examining the role of gender on public perceptions. Accepted for publication at Victims & Offenders.

Lehmann R., Brouillette-Alarie S., Pedneault A., & Knight, R.. (2022). Validating the Screening Scale of Pedophilic Crime Scene Behavior. Accepted for publication at Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Pedneault A., & Willits, D.. (2022). Asking about the worst first: An examination of contextual effects in factorial vignettes. Sociological Methodology, 52(1), 103-118.