Dr Jesse Cale

Senior Lecturer, Criminology Program Convenor
BA (Justice Studies), MA (Criminology), PhD (Criminology)
School of Social Sciences


+61 (2) 93853225
+61 (2) 93851040
Room G33, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus


S1 2017: Thursdays 3pm-5pm or By appointment
Fields: Criminology, Causes and Prevention of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Policy




Jesse completed his PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, 2010. Jesse has lectured in criminology at various universities and has also worked as a research and policy analyst for the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada. Prior to commencing at UNSW, he was a Research Fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice, and Governance at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). In 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. His main areas of research interest are sexual offenders and offences, developmental and life-course criminology, victimisation and victimology, and crime prevention and social policy.

Current funded research projects:

valentine, k., & Cale, J. (2017-2019). Evaluation of Home Detention in South Australia. Funded by the Department for Correctional Services South Australia. ($290,000).

Goldsmith, A., Brewer, R., Cale, J., & Holt, T. (2017-2021). Becoming a delinquent online: A longitudinal adolescent study. Australian Research Council Discovery Project: DP170103538. ($296,000).

Baldry, E., Dowse, L., Bright, D., Graffam, J., Day, A., Cale, J., McGillivray, J., Bartlett, M., Ollerton, J., Christian, D., Spencer, S., Matin, A., Chavez, R., Giles, M. (2014-2017). A Future Beyond the Wall: Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison. Australian Research Council Linkage Project: LP140100329. ($304,221).

Past funded research projects:

Cale, J. (2013). An examination of factors associated with concerning child sexual development, causes of serious and violent offending, and victimization among young adults. Early Career researcher Grant (Internal), funded by the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. ($8,000).

Cale, J. (2011). Developmental and Criminal Career Studies of Sexual Offending Research Collaboration. Internal Strategic Development Research Grant, funded by the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice, and Governance, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. ($6,000).

Cale, J. (2010). Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Grant. (Awarded). ($38,000).

McCormick, A., Cale, J., Cohen, I., Corrado, C. (2009). The Use of On-line Pharmacies by British Columbia Residents. Funded by the British Columbia Centre for Social Responsibility. ($20,000).

Cale, J. (2008). Personnel Security Screening Survey Development Project. Funded by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, British Columbia, Canada. ($20,000).

Cale, J., & Winterdyk, J. (2007). National Mass Marketing Fraud Study. Research collaboration with Mount Royal University. Jointly funded by the British Columbia Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority and Alberta Justice Department, Canada. ($20,000).

Cale, J. (2006). Program Evaluation Review of Demand Reduction Strategies for Prostitution in Canada. Funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, British Columbia, Canada. ($5,000).


    Book Chapters

    • Cale JL, 2017, 'Antisocial Trajectories of Sexual Aggressors of Women', in Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Jones & Bartlett Learning
    • Cale JL;Burton M;Leclerc B, 2017, 'Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: Applications, Effectiveness, and International Innovations', in Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends, pp. 93 - 116
    • Smallbone S;Cale JL, 2016, 'Situational Theories', in Beech AR; Ward T (ed.), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 289 - 312
    • Winterdyk J;Cale JL, 2016, 'Victims and victimology', in Winterdyk J (ed.), Canadian Criminology, edn. 3, Oxford University Press
    • Dowling C;Cale JL, 2015, 'Crime and Punishment in Australia', in Jennings W (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Wiley, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118519639
    • Smallbone S;Cale J, 2015, 'An Integrated Life-Course Developmental Theory of Sexual Offending', in Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach, pp. 43 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118314630.ch3
    • Cale J, 2015, 'Antisocial Trajectories in Youth and the Onset of Adult Criminal Careers in Sexual Offenders of Children and Women', in Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach, pp. 143 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118314630.ch7
    • Lussier P;Cale J, 2014, 'Offending pathways and recidivism in extrafamilial sex offenders: Are offending pathways informative about the risk of violent and sexual recidivism?', in Pathways to Sexual Aggression, pp. 259 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203762615
    • Cale JL;Lussier P, 2014, 'A criminal career approach to sex offender subtypes: is there a relationship between pathways in the offending process and the criminal career of extrafamilial sexual offenders?', in Proulx J; Beauregard E; Lussier P; Leclerc B (ed.), Pathways to Sexual Aggression, edn. Routledge Studies in Criminal Behaviour, Routledge, pp. 229 - 255, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415703604/
    • Cale J, 2013, 'Specialization in youthful offending', in Bruinsma G; Wesiburd D (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, edn. Original, Springer
    • Cohen I;Corrado R;Cale J, 2004, 'The challenges posed by serious and violent young offenders to criminal justice policymakers', in Guis E; Chive S (ed.), Per una politica d'intervento con i minori in difficoltà (Italian)./Toward policy intervention with children in difficulty, edn. 1st, Carocci Editore, Italy, http://www.carocci.it/index.php?option=com_carocci&task=schedalibro&Itemid=72&isbn=9788843029839
    • Corrado R;Cohen I;Cale J, 2004, 'Aboriginal Resource Access in Response to Criminal Victimization in an Urban Context', in White JP; Maxim P; Beavon D (ed.), Aboriginal Policy Research Volume II Setting the Agenda for Change, edn. Original, Thompson Education Publishing, Canada, http://thompsonbooks.com/books/higher-education/aboriginal-policy-research-volume-ii.html

    Journal articles

    • McCuish, E ;Cale JL;Corrado, R, 2017, 'A Prospective Study of Offending Patterns of Youth Homicide Offenders Into Adulthood: An Examination of Offending Trajectories and the Crime Mix Posthomicide', Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1541204017697233
    • McCuish EC;Cale J;Corrado RR, 2017, 'Abuse Experiences of Family Members, Child Maltreatment, and the Development of Sex Offending among Incarcerated Adolescent Males: Differences between Adolescent Sex Offenders and Adolescent Non-Sex O', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 61, pp. 127 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X15597492
    • Cale J;Lussier P, 2017, 'Sexual behaviour in preschool children in the context of intra-parental violence and sexual coercion', Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, vol. 27, pp. 176 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbm.1996
    • Cale J;Smallbone S;Rayment-McHugh S;Dowling C, 2016, 'Offense Trajectories, the Unfolding of Sexual and Non-Sexual Criminal Activity, and Sex Offense Characteristics of Adolescent Sex Offenders', Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, vol. 28, pp. 791 - 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1079063215580968
    • Cale JL;Tzoumakis S;Leclerc B;Breckenridge J, 2016, 'Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence victimization among Australia and New Zealand female university students: An initial examination of child maltreatment and self-reported depressive symptoms acros', Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865816666615
    • Lussier P;Cale J, 2016, 'Understanding the origins and the development of rape and sexual aggression against women: Four generations of research and theorizing', Aggression and Violent Behavior, vol. 31, pp. 66 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.07.008
    • Leclerc B;Chiu YN;Cale J;Cook A, 2016, 'Sexual Violence Against Women Through the Lens of Environmental Criminology: Toward the Accumulation of Evidence-based Knowledge and Crime Prevention', European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, vol. 22, pp. 593 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10610-015-9300-z
    • Leclerc B;Cale J, 2015, 'Weapon use and sexual abuse outcomes: A multivariate and conjunctive analysis of sexual offenses against women', Security Journal, vol. 28, pp. 54 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sj.2012.42
    • Leclerc B;Feakes J;Cale JL, 2015, 'Child sexual abuse in youth-oriented organisations: tapping into situational crime prevention from the offender’s perspective', Crime Science, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40163-015-0044-3
    • Cale J;Lussier P;McCuish E;Corrado R, 2015, 'The prevalence of psychopathic personality disturbances among incarcerated youth: Comparing serious, chronic, violent and sex offenders', Journal of Criminal Justice, vol. 43, pp. 337 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.04.005
    • Leclerc B;Cale J, 2015, 'Adult sex offenders in youth-oriented institutions: Evidence on sexual victimisation experiences of offenders and their offending patterns', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
    • Leclerc B;Chiu YN;Cale J, 2014, 'Sexual Violence and Abuse Against Children: A First Review Through the Lens of Environmental Criminology', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 60, pp. 743 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14564319
    • Cale J;Leclerc B;Smallbone S, 2014, 'The sexual lives of sexual offenders: the link between childhood sexual victimization and non-criminal sexual lifestyles between types of offenders', Psychology, Crime and Law, vol. 20, pp. 37 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2012.736510
    • Cale JL, 2014, 'Innovations in the prevention and treatment of youth sexual violence and abuse in Australia', Justice Report, vol. 29, pp. 6 - 8
    • Lussier P;Cale J, 2013, 'Beyond sexual recidivism: A review of the sexual criminal career parameters of adult sex offenders', Aggression and Violent Behavior, vol. 18, pp. 445 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2013.06.005
    • Cale J;Lussier P, 2012, 'Merging developmental and criminal career perspectives: Implications for risk assessment and risk prediction of violent/sexual recidivism in adult sexual aggressors of women', Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, vol. 24, pp. 107 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1079063211403503
    • Cale J;Lussier P, 2011, 'Toward a developmental taxonomy of adult sexual aggressors of women: Antisocial trajectories in youth, mating effort, and sexual criminal activity in adulthood', Violence and Victims, vol. 26, pp. 16 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.26.1.16
    • Cale J;Plecas D;Cohen IM;Fortier S, 2010, 'An exploratory analysis of factors associated with repeat homicide in Canada', Homicide Studies, vol. 14, pp. 159 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1088767910362857
    • Lussier P;Tzoumakis S;Cale J;Amirault J, 2010, 'Criminal trajectories of adult sex offenders and the age effect: Examining the dynamic aspect of offending in adulthood', International Criminal Justice Review, vol. 20, pp. 147 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1057567710368360
    • Cale J;Lussier P;Proulx J, 2009, 'Heterogeneity in antisocial trajectories in youth of adult sexual aggressors of women: An examination of initiation, persistence, escalation, and aggravation', Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, vol. 21, pp. 223 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1079063209333134
    • Lussier P;Leclerc B;Cale J;Proulx J, 2007, 'Developmental pathways of deviance in sexual aggressors', Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 34, pp. 1441 - 1462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093854807306350


    • Breckenridge J;Cale JL;Hameed S;McCaskie L;Tzoumakis S, 2015, Implementation of domestic violence clauses: An employer's perspective, Gendered Violence Research Network
    • Cale JL;Breckenridge, Jan, 2015, Gender, education and the perceived causes, nature and extent of domestic and dating violence in Australia, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW
    • Cale JL;Breckenridge, Jan, 2015, Gender, age, and the perceived causes, nature, and extent of domestic and dating violence in australian society, Gendered Violence Research Network, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia
    • Mccormick A;Cale J;Cohen I;Corrado R, 2009, The use of on-line pharmacies by British Columbia residents, Centre for Safe Schools and Communities, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, http://blogs.ufv.ca/cssc/files/2013/02/Cover-The-Use-of-Online-Pharmacies.pdf
    • Cale J;Winterdyk J;Thompson N;Neal P, 2007, Towards a national strategy against mass marketing fraud in Canada, British Columbia Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority, Canada, http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Towards_a_National_Strategy_Against_Mass.html?id=AYp1lwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y


Semester 1 2017:

CRIM3012: Violent and sexual offenders

CRIM5001: Explaining Crime 2

Semester 2 2017:

Research Leave


Honours and prizes

2011: Governor General of Canada Academic Gold Medal

2011: Award for the top ranked dissertation in any discipline in the catergory of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University  

Affiliations and membership

Visiting Scholar, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (2017)

Member, American Society of Criminology (ASC)

     Member: Division of Victimology (ASC)

     Executive Counselor: Division for Developmental and Life-course Criminology (ASC)

Member, Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing

UNSW Faculty Promotions Committee (2016-2018)

Editorial Board: Journal of Developmental and Life-course Criminology

Editorial Board: Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice