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Anne Crocker, PhD

Anne Crocker, PhD

Anne Crocker, Ph.D. is Associate Professor, department of Psychiatry, McGill University and researcher at the Douglas mental health university institute in Montreal. She obtained her Ph.D. in psychology at the Université de Montréal in 2000. After a two-year post-doctorate in Mental Health Services at Dartmouth Medical School, she joined McGill and the Douglas Hospital Research Center in 2002. Her research interests include:

  • Factors associated with aggressive behaviour and criminality among individuals with severe mental illness or intellectual disability
  • Criminal process issues (mental health and intellectual disability screening, fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, review board decision making)
  • Forensic mental health services

anne [dot] crocker [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) website


Selected Articles

Crocker, A., Prokic, A., Morin, D., & Reyes, A. (2013). Intellectual disability and co-occurring mental health and physical disorders in aggressive behaviour, J Intellect Disabil Res.

Morin, D., Crocker, A., Beaulieu-Bergeron, R., & Caron, J. (2013). Validation of the attitudes toward intellectual disability - ATTID questionnaire, J Intellect Disabil Res, 57(3), 268-278.

Morin, D., Rivard, M., Crocker, A., Boursier, C. P., Caron, J. (2013). Public attitudes towards intellectual disability: a multidimensional perspective, J Intellect Disabil Res, 57(3), 279-292.

Caron, J., Fleury, M., Perreault, M., Crocker, A., Tremblay, J., Tousignant, M., Kestens, Y., Cargo, M., & Daniel, M. (2012). Prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders, and use of mental health services in the epidemiological catchment area of Montreal South-West, BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 183.

Cote, G., Crocker, A., Nicholls, T. L., & Seto, M. C. (2012). Risk assessment instruments in clinical practice, Can J Psychiatry, 57(4), 238-44.

Crocker A., Cote G., Brathwaite E. (2012). L’évaluation et la gestion du risque de violence. In Lecomte, T.; Leclerc, C. (Ed.) , Intervention de pointe en réadaptation psychiatrique 2e édition (pp. 275-299). Montréal: Presses de l’Université du Québec.

LeBlanc, L., Tourigny, M., Séguin, M., Boyer, T., Latimer, E., & Crocker, A. (2012). Profils d’évolution des personnes atteintes de troubles mentaux graves qui reçoivent des services de suivi communautaire, Revue canadienne de santé mentale communautaire, 31(1), 33-44.

Charette, Y., Crocker, A., & Billette I. (2011). The judicious judicial dispositions juggle: characteristics of police interventions involving people with a mental illness, Can J Psychiatry, 56(11), 677-685.

Crocker, A., Braithwaite E., Cote G., Nicholls T.L., Seto M.C. (2011). To detain or to release? Correlates of dispositions for individuals declared not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, Can J Psychiatry, 56(5), 293-302.

Crocker A., Braithwaite E., Laferrière D., Gagnon D., Venegas C., Jenkins T. (2011). START Changing Practice: Implementing a Risk Assessment and Management Tool in a Civil Psychiatric Setting, Int J Forensic Ment Health, 10(1), 13-28.

Crocker, A., Cote G., & Brathwaite, E. (2011). Perspectives in Violence Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Services, Applied Research and Evaluation in Community Mental Health Services: An Update of Key Research Domains (pp. 94-114).Montréal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Jansman-Hart, E.M., Seto, C., Crocker, A., Nicholls, T. L., Côté, G. (2011). International Trends in Demand for Forensic Mental Health Services, Int J Forensic Ment Health, 10(4), 326-336.

Mercier, C., & Crocker A. (2011). The first critical steps through the criminal justice system for persons with intellectual disabilities, Brit J Learn Disabil, 39(2), 130-138.

Crocker, A., Nicholls, T. N., Côté, G., Latimer, E. A., & Seto, M. C. (2010). Individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder: Are we providing equal protection and equivalent access to mental health services to accused mentally ill individuals across Canada? Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(2), 1-8.

Braithwaite, E., Charette, Y., Crocker, A., & Reyes, A. (2010). The predictive validity of clinical ratings of the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START). International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9(4), 271-281.

Latimer, E. A., Farmer, O., Crocker, A., & Jenkins, A. T. (2010). Perceived coercion, client-centeredness, and positive and negative pressures in an assertive community treatment program: An exploratory study. Canadian Community Mental Health Journal, 29(1), 35-50.

Crocker, A., & Côté, G. (2010). Violence et maladie mentale : Vaincre la stigmatisation sans souffrir du syndrome de l’autruche. Le Partenaire, 19(1), 4-11.

Jaimes, A., & Crocker, A., (2010). Réussites et défis du programme d’accompagnement justice et santé mentale: un regard sur la première année de fonctionnement. Le Partenaire, 19(1), 14-17.

Lamoureux-Hébert, M., Morin, D., & Crocker, A. (2010). Support needs of individuals with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviors. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 3(2), 67-84.

Crocker, A. (2009). Santé mentale et la Loi : enjeux d’ordre éthique, scientifique et d’organisation des services. Editorial. Revue Santé mentale au Québec, 34(2), 7-19.

Jaimes, A., Crocker, A., Bédard, E., & Ambrosini, D. L. (2009). Au croisement de la justice et de la santé mentale : Objectifs, enjeux et limites des Tribunaux de santé mentale. Revue Santé Mentale au Québec, 34(2), 171-197.

Ambrosini D. L., & Crocker, A. (2009). Psychiatric advance directives and the role of autonomy. Revue Santé Mentale au Québec, 34(2), 51-74.

Frisman, L. K., Mueser, K. T., Covell, N. H., Lin, H.-J., Crocker, A., Drake, R. E., & Essock, S.M. (2009). Use of IDDT via ACT versus clinical case management for persons with co-occurring disorders and Anti-Social Personality Disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(11), 822-828.

Crocker, A., & Côté, G. (2009). Evolving systems of care: Individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder in custody of civil and forensic psychiatric settings. Special Forensic Issue. European Psychiatry, 24, 356-364.

Crocker, A., Hartford, K., & Heslop, L. (2009). Gender and police encounters: A comparison of individuals with and without mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 60(1), 86-93.

Ambrosini, D. L., Crocker, A., Perreault, M., & Israel M. (2008). Perceptions of psychiatric advance directives among legal and mental health professionals. Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, 3(1), 1-12.

Crocker, A., Côté, G., & Moscato, M. (2008). L’évaluation et la gestion du risque de comportements violents : De la clinique spécialisée à la pratique clinique générale. Numéro spécial: À propos de la schizophrénie. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 29(1), 137-155. 

Caron, J., Tousignant, M., Pedersen, D., Fleury, M. J., Cargo, M., Daniel, M., Kestin, Y., Crocker, A., Perreault, M., Brunet, A., Tremblay, J., Turecki, G. M., & Beaulieu, S. (2007). La création d’une nouvelle génération d’études épidémiologiques en santé mentale. Santé Mentale au Québec, 32(2), 27-36.

Crocker, A., Mercier, C., Allaire, J.-F., & Roy, M.-E. (2007). Profiles and correlates of aggressive behaviour among individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51, 786-801.

Ambrosini, L. D., & Crocker, A. (2007). Psychiatric advanced directives and the right to refuse treatment in Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 52(6), 397-402.

Crocker, A., Côté, G., Toupin, J., & St-Onge, B. (2007). Rate and characteristics of men with an intellectual disability among pre-trial detainees. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 32(2), 143-15.

Mueser, K. T., Crocker, A., Frisman, L. K., Drake, R. E., Essock, S. M., Covell, N. H. & McHugo, G. J. (2006). Conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder in persons with severe psychiatric and substance use disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32(4), 626-636.

Crocker, A., Mercier, C., Lachapelle, Y., Brunet, A., Morin, D., & Roy, M.-E. (2006). Prevalence and characteristics of aggressive behaviour among adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50(9), 652-661.

Crocker, A., Mueser, K. T., Drake, R. E., Clark, E. E., McHugo, G. J., Ackerson, T. H., & Alterman, A. I. (2005). Antisocial personality, psychopathy and violence in persons with dual disorders: A longitudinal analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 32(4), 452-476.

Corbière, M., Crocker, A., Lesage, A., Latimer, E., Ricard, N., & Mercier, C. (2002). Factor structure of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 190(6), 1-8.

Crocker, A., Eizner-Favreau, O., & Caulet, M. (2002). Gender and fitness to stand trial assessments: A five-year review of remands in Québec. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 25(1), 67-84.

Crocker, A., Caulet, M., & Eizner-Favreau, O. (2001). Interface santé mentale - justice criminelle : La criminalité des femmes référées pour évaluation de leur aptitude à subir leur procès. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 22(3), 137-153.

Crocker, A., Ohayon, M., & Caulet, M. (1998). Instruments d’évaluation de l’aptitude à subir son procès : une recension de la documentation scientifique. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 43(5), 482-490.

Ohayon, M. M., Crocker, A., St-Onge, B., & Caulet, M. (1998). Competency, responsibility and judicially ordered assessments. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 43(5), 491-495.

Crocker, A., & Hodgins, S. (1997). The criminality of non-institutionalized mentally retarded persons: Evidence from a birth cohort followed to age 30. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 24(4), 432-454.


Selected Books and Chapters

Crocker, A. G., Côté, G., & Braithwaite, E. (2011). Perspectives in violence risk assessment and management in mental health services. In E. Vyngilis, & S. State (Eds.), Applied research and evaluation in community mental health services: An update of key research domains (pp.94-114). McGill-Queens University Press.

Côté, G., & Crocker, A. G. (2010). Troubles mentaux et comportement violent: de la dangerosité à l'évaluation et à la gestion du risque. In M. Leblanc, & M. Cusson (Eds.), Traité de criminologie. Montréal : Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

Crocker, A. G. (2004). Troubles mentaux graves et violence: Prévalence, évaluation et gestion du risque. In T. Lecomte, & C. Leclerc (Eds.), Intervention de pointe en réadaptation psychiatrique (pp. 275-313). Montréal : Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Ohayon, M. M., & Crocker, A. G. (2000). Impact of Bill C-30 in the Province of Quebec. In D. Eaves, J. R. P. Ogloff, & R. Roesch (Eds.), Mental disorders and the Criminal Code: Legal background and contemporary perspectives (pp. 118-128). Burnaby, BC: Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute