Technological innovation and globalization has rapidly increased the capacity of individuals and groups to harm your corporation, society, and themselves. Our goal is to help you manage and overcome these disruptive risks.


At Corrado Research and Associates we apply rigorous scientific methodology, tools, and best practices to solve government, corporate, and societal problems. Our team is comprised of leading academics and policy professionals who have decades of experience in variety of multi-disciplinary fields. We strongly believe that governments and corporations require evidence-based solutions to successfully address these complex risks and related challenges.


Our Principals

Dr. Raymond R. Corrado

Dr. Raymond Corrado has provided consulting services to a variety of governments and professional services nationally and internationally. A key theme throughout his work has been to identify innovative solutions to why individuals engage in disruptive and aggressive behaviour in a variety of situations. His workshops and professional services draw from his 40 years of applied research, several hundred publications in scientific journals, books, lectures, and reports. He is a full professor and associate director of research in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He is a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall College and the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridgeand was a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen. He has co-authored 7 edited books including, Multi- Problem Violent Youth; Issues in Juvenile Justice; Evaluation and Criminal Justice Policy; and Juvenile Justice in Canada, as well as having published over 100 articles and book chapters on a wide variety policy issues, including juvenile justice, violent young offenders, mental health, adolescent psychopathy, Aboriginal victimization, child/adolescent case management strategies and terrorism. Currently he is working on a number of research projects including 3 large-scale studies on incarcerated serious and violent young offenders, comprehensive risk management instrument for violent children and youth, and on early childhood aggression. 

Patricia Massitti

Patricia Massitti has over two decades of building fiscally responsible companies, teams, and corporate systems. She has held senior positions including Director, Corporate Secretary, VP Corporate Administration & Communication, Director Human Resources, and Chief Operating Office. She has successfully instituted recruitment and training plans, leadership development programs, mentoring and coaching, and organizational design. She also has been involved in the effective integration of human resource policies and cultural coordination following acquisitions and mergers and management changes. She has worked for a range of companies including start-up technology businesses such as Zedi Canada and Hostway, to major multi-national corporations including Baker Hughes, a multinational oil & gas service company, Intrawest, and Royal Bank.


Martin A. Andresen is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Director of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, Simon Fraser University. He is also an Associate Member in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, an Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, a Member of the Crime and Place Working Group in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, a Member of the Space, Place, and Crime Working Group in the European Society of Criminology, and an editorial board member for: Journal of Quantitative Criminology; Journal of Criminal Justice; International Criminal Justice Review; Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society; and Methodological Innovations.

Martin A. Andresen's research areas are in spatial crime analysis, crime and place, geography of crime, environmental criminology, and applied spatial statistics and geographical information analysis. Within these research areas he has published 3 edited volumes, 2 books, and more than 100 refereed journal articles and contributions to edited volumes.


Our Associates

Dr. Lia Ahonen is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and Assistant Professor in Criminology at Örebro University, Sweden. She is the former department chair of the Psychology Department, Örebro University, Sweden. Her research interests are juvenile delinquency and serious antisocial behaviour, serious and lethal violence, mental health problems, gun violence and policy, juvenile justice organizations, and corrections and general justice related policy issues. Dr Ahonen have experience in the evaluation of treatment organizations and implementation processes, and have published on the challenges and opportunities of organizational development within the juvenile justice sector in Sweden. Dr. Ahonen has received three grants to pursue postdoctoral research on longitudinal data from the Pittsburgh Girls Study and the Pittsburgh Youth Study. Dr. Ahonen received the Early Career Award, American Society of Criminology, Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology in 2016. 

Dr. Anna Baldry Associate Professor in Social Psychology. Major: Forensic Psychology, Criminology
Department of Psychology - Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli.

Anna Costanza Baldry is a psychologist and criminologist and holds two PhDs (one in social psychology in IT, and one in Criminology from Cambridge UK). She is associate professor since 2003 at the Second University of Naples, Department of Psychology. She has been working for NGOs dealing with violence against women since 1994 serving in different roles: risk assessment, expert witness, counselling, and project manager. Her research fields of interest range from attribution theories, gender role stereotypes, violence against women, bullying and cyber-bullying and juvenile delinquency, honor based attitudes and their influence on social norms and behaviours, inter and intra-transmission of violence in family context, risk factors of antisocial behaviours and risk assessment and social identification with rule of law principles, judicial socio-psychological impact on victims of violence.  She has published 100 between articles in prestigious national and international scientific journals, book chapters and monographs. She has presented as an invited speaker and as a scientific contributor to numerous national and international conferences. She has coordinated national and international EU and Governmental projects in the field of applied social psychology and criminology with special emphasis on women victims of violence. She has 20 years’ experience in training different professionals (police, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, social workers, educators, teachers, volunteers), and for the last 10 years worked as an expert witness in courts, and currently in charge of the prevention working group on prevention of femicide for the Cost Action IS1206 ‘Femicide across Europe’. She is visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law.

Dr. Doris Bender is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Sport Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. 

Richard Bent is a consultant with extensive policing and policy experience. He retired from the RCMP in 2009 where he held the rank of Chief Superintendent and was the "E" Division (British Columbia) Deputy Criminal Operations Officer (D/CROPS) in charge of Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services. As the D/CROPS officer he focused on expanding and enhancing collaborative efforts with Aboriginal and other communities to ensure sustained growth in positive relationships and joint initiatives. Prior to his work in Contract Policing, he served as the D/CROPS in Federal and International Criminal Operations where he managed maritime security issues, promoted the Public Safety Cooperation Protocol, and implemented actions aimed at eliminating marijuana grow operations. After retiring from the RCMP he has since served as a consultant to the British Columbia Ministry of Justice where he developed the Strategic Framework and Concept of Operations for a newly legislated Independent Investigations Office. He is also involved in policy research at the Institute of Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS) as a Senior Research Fellow. He is the ICURS representative for Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Research Association and is involved in the Planning and Organizing Committee for Law Enforcement and Public Health Conferences. Currently he is completing his Masters in Criminal Justice at the University of Fraser Valley.

Dr. Jesse Cale is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and the Criminology Program Convenor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. He completed his PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 2010 and was awarded the Governor General of Canada Academic Gold Medal for his doctoral research that was ranked as the top dissertation across all of Arts and Humanities at Simon Fraser that year. He has managed a wide range of large scale research projects including ones funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, and numerous industry partnerships in Canada and Australia. His research has involved collaborations with numerous government, non-government and private organizations. He has extensive expertise in both advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods and design and has published over thirty research articles in top academic journals and books, in addition to numerous technical reports. He has also previously worked as a policy analyst for the Provincial government of British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Irwin M. Cohen, Associate Professor, President, Potus Consulting, Senior University Research Chair, RCMP Crime Reduction, Director, Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley.

Dr. Irwin M. Cohen received a Masters in Criminology from the University of Toronto in 1994, a Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa in 1996, and a Ph.D. in Criminology in 2001 from Simon Fraser University. He also was a Post-Doctorate Fellow at SFU where he worked on resource assess for Aboriginal victims of Crime until 2003 when he joined the faculty of the University of the Fraser Valley. Currently, Dr. Cohen is an associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley, the President of Potus Consulting, Senior University Researcher Chair, RCMP for Crime Reduction, and the Director of the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.  Dr. Cohen has published one book, 38 scholarly articles and book chapters, over 100 research reports, delivered over 100 conference papers and workshops, and worked on over 50 research projects on a wide range of topics, including policing, terrorism, serious and violent young offenders, youth justice issues, terrorism, addictions, mental health, and technology. Potus Consulting specializes in conducting research and evaluation in the areas of public safety, policing, terrorism, gambling, young offenders, resource management, and policy development.

Dr. Garth Davies is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, where his work focuses on research methods, statistical techniques, and advanced analytics. Dr. Davies has worked and consulted on research projects for a wide range of organizations, including: the National Council on Crime and Delinquency; the Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at the George Washington University; One in 37 Research, Inc.; and the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has received research grants from Public Safety Canada; the Social Science and Humanities Research Council; the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society; the BC Criminal Justice Reform Secretariat; and the Centre for Social Responsibility.

Dr. Davies is also the Co-Director of the Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies professional online Master’s program at Simon Fraser University. His current work involves developing a database for evaluating programs for countering violent extremism; the social psychology of radicalization; and the statistical modeling and projection of violent right-wing extremism. He has also been involved in the development of the Terrorism and Extremism Network Extractor (TENE), a web-crawler designed to investigate extremist activities on the internet. The crawler is presently being adapted to examine violent extremism on the dark net. Dr. Davies earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.

Dr. Andrew Day (MSc, D.Clin.Psy.) is an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University and at Adelaide University. Before joining academia he was employed as a clinical psychologist in South Australia and the UK, having gained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Birmingham and his Masters in Applied Criminological Psychology from the University of London. He is widely published in the area of offender rehabilitation and has completed a large number of contract research and consultancy projects over the last 15 years, mainly for government departments.

Dr. David Farrington, Order British Empire, is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award of the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology, in 2013, as well as the August Vollmer Award of the American Society of Criminology and the Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory in 2014. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, of the Academy of Medical Sciences, of the British Psychological Society, of the American Society of Criminology, and of the International Society for Research on Aggression. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an Honorary Life Member of the British Society of Criminology and of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology. He is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Chair of the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology of the American Society of Criminology, a member of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group Steering Committee, a member of the Evidence Panel of the Early Intervention Foundation, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the American Society of Criminology, joint editor of the journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, and a member of the editorial boards of 14 other journals.

Dr. Alan Leschied  is a Psychologist and Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario. His work in children’s services began in 1977 at the London Family Court Clinic. He joined the Faculty of Education at Western in 1998 and currently teaches in both the graduate program in counselling psychology as well as the preservice program at Western’s Faculty of Education. In 2013 Dr. Leschied was elected to the Senate of the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Leschied’s research interests have been in areas related to the assessment and treatment of youth at risk, as well as with children’s legislation and how policies and services promote the welfare of children and families. His specific research interests have included studies related to youth justice and children’s mental health, the completion of the clinical trial with Multisystemic Therapy funded by the National Crime Prevention Centre and the examination of factors related to increases in the demand for child welfare services. Dr. Leschied has provided presentations in many parts of Canada and the United States. He has provided invited colloquia at the Universities of Guelph, New Brunswick and Toronto and internationally at the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, The Universidad Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Columbia University, New York and University College, London UK. During the summer of 2001, at the request of the Canadian government, Dr. Leschied participated in the United Nations and Asia Far East Institute (UNAFEI) training with developing nations on research, policy and practice in youth justice in Tokyo Japan. Dr. Leschied has served on numerous children’s services Boards of Directors, including the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex, The Coordinating Committee for Children and Youth, and The Canadian Council on Social Development. He is the past chair of London’s Investing in Children. He is a founding member of the International Prisons and Corrections Association, served on the research advisory committee of the Sparrow Lake Alliance and, from 1993 to 1998, was the Canadian Psychology Association’s representative to the Health Care Advisory Committee for Correctional Services Canada. Currently he serves on the advisory committee to the Centre of Excellence in Children’s Mental Health at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Research Advisory Committee of the Child Welfare Secretariat for the Ministry of Children and Youth and the Research Advisory Committee with Correctional Services Canada. He is an associate scientist with the Lawson Research Foundation, the Consortium for Applied Research and Evaluation in Mental Health and the Children’s Health Research Institute.  In 2013 Dr. Leschied was elected to the Senate at Western University.

Dr. Caroline Logan 'Caroline Logan is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist.  She works with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust with a specific focus on understanding and managing high risk personality disordered men and women.  She is also an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester.  Dr Logan has a long-standing interest in best practice in violence risk assessment and management, both in clinical practice, research, and in the development of policy and national guidelines.

Dr. Friedrich Lösel is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, where he was Director of the Institute until September 2012. He is also Professor of Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, where he was Director until September 2011. He is a chartered forensic psychologist and a member of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Formerly, he was professor of psychology at the Universities of Bielefeld and Erlangen, a university senior lecturer at Bamberg University and a university lecturer at Erlangen University. He was also director of the Social Sciences Research Centre at Nuremberg and led projects at the Advanced Research Centres "Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence" and "Socialization and Communication" of the German Research Council.

Dr. Patrick Lussier is a Professor at the Université Laval and his research interests include criminological theory, developmental criminology, penology, crime prevention, interpersonal violence, criminal careers and offending trajectories, recidivism, adult and juvenile sex offending, quantitative research methods, longitudinal data, classification and typology, risk assessment and prediction, community risk management.

Allan Markwart is a former Assistant Deputy Minister with the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development. In that role, he was the executive lead responsible for all youth justice and youth forensic psychiatric services in the province as well as, at different times, child and youth mental health services, early childhood development and child care services, and services for special needs children. Alan has more than 40 years experience in the public service, as a field practitioner, policy analyst, operational manager and executive leader. Alan is recognized nationally as an expert and leader in youth justice services and has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development, program design and implementation, and federal-provincial relations. He has also authored and co-authored several chapters of books and articles in scholarly journals on youth justice. Alan has received several honours for his accomplishments, including: an Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement from the BC Representative for Children and Youth, a Premier’s Legacy Award , the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal honouring significant contributions and achievements by Canadians, a BC Community Achievement Award recognizing outstanding community service, and the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal for exemplary service to law enforcement in Canada. Since retiring in 2012, Alan has continued to work part-time as a consultant, member of the BC Review Board, and as the executive lead responsible for research, monitoring, audit, and evaluation with the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth.

Jeff Mathesiuis is a PhD Student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include the development of violence, serious and violent juvenile offenders, sexual offenders, temperament, personality, and developmental/life-course criminology. Mr. Mathesius is the project manager of the Vancouver Longitudinal Study on the Psychosocial Development of Children. This on-going project examines the development of aggression and sexual behaviours throughout childhood and seeks to identify the multi-domain risk/needs profiles associated with different developmental pathways of aggression and sexual behaviours. Based on this project, Mr. Mathesius and a team of researchers and currently developing and validating a multi-agency risk management tool referred to as the Cracow Instrument (CI). The CI is designed to identify the complex risk/needs factors of children at-risk of serious/violent offending and to match available treatment intervention programs to the specific risk/needs profiles of these children in order to prevent antisocial behaviour before it begins and to reduce the frequency of antisocial behaviour amongst those already involved. Over the duration of his academic career, Mr. Mathesius has been involved in numerous projects within criminology and psychology and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on varying themes within criminology and forensic psychology.

Dr. Evan McCuish is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University and is the Project Director of the Incarcerated Serious and Violent Young Offender Study, the largest and longest-running study on young offenders in Canada. His research interests include criminal careers, desistance, developmental criminology, foster care, gang involvement, psychopathy, sexual offending, and violence. His work is published in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Criminal Justice.

Dr. Marlene Morretti is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) and Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, previous Senior Research Chair with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2009-2014), and an Honorary Professor at the University of Orebro in Sweden.  For over 25 years she has worked in collaboration with provincial and federal government stakeholders, researchers and families across Canada and Sweden to promote adolescent mental health. Dr. Moretti has published extensively in the fields of developmental psychopathology, the development and evaluation of evidence based intervention programs and sustainable implementation. She lectures nationally and internationally on understanding factors that place children and teens at risk for mental health problems and interventions that focus on protective factors to promote social and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Moretti currently directs two research teams funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Over the past decade, she led the development and evaluation of the Connect Program, an attachment based parenting program, designed for broad implementation, high sustainability and reduction of mental health problems in teens.  Recognized for effectiveness and innovation, this program has been evaluated and implemented across Canada and Sweden and received the British Columbia’s Premier’s Award for Innovation, 2015.

Paul Richards is an accomplished consultant and senior manager with 30 years experience in senior law enforcement and investigations, counter terrorism, war crimes, crisis/emergency management, coordination and liaison with a variety of organizations. He is a former Superintendent with the RCMP and a Member of the Order of Merit which recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty over an extended period, usually at the local or regional/provincial level. He possesses a range of multi-cultural experience, including working and directing teams within deadline, strategic planning and operational execution (including in conflict and post-conflict regions) and meeting high standards of quality in public safety and service.

Dr. Ronald Roesch is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois in 1977 and his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 1971. He is past-president of the American Psychology-Law Society and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of several scholarly journals: Psychology, Public Policy, and  Law, the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, and Law and Human Behavior.  He has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters, and 14 books on a range of topics in psychology and law. His research has centered on forensic assessment of adults and juveniles in the legal system, particularly fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and adult and juvenile violence risk assessments.

Dr. Stacy Tzoumakis has a BSc and MSc in Criminology from Université de Montréal and a PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. She has extensive research and project management experience in Canada and Australia, particularly in the implementation and analysis of longitudinal studies. She completed an Infant Psychiatry Research Fellowship at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, where she developed, implemented, and evaluated a pilot project to address the Infant Psychiatry Clinic’s wait list policy and practice. She helped to develop a clinical home visitation program for children with behavioural problems, which aimed to reduce wait lists and offer a home based intervention designed to alleviate parental stress and optimize the children's strengths. She was also involved in the planning and implementation of the first two waves of the ongoing Vancouver Longitudinal Study on the Psychosocial Development of Children, a cohort of approximately 300 children. Since 2014 she has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Australia on the New South Wales Child Development Study (, a large population-based multi-agency, multi-generational data linkage study of 87,000 children and their parents. This study utilises Big Data from a variety of sources (i.e., criminal justice, health, welfare, and education) to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a wide range of health, educational, social and wellbeing outcomes. She managed a team of research staff to ensure the successful implementation of a state-wide follow-up survey and recruited over one third of Grade 6 children in the state (829 schools and over 27,000 students). She has recently received a prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to conduct a follow-up study on these children’s mental health outcomes in early adolescence. In January 2017, she will be joining the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales as a Lecturer in Criminology.