Photo of Danette Nearing-Guibord

Danette Nearing-Guibord

Instructor III / Field Placement Coordinator

Degrees:B.A. (Carleton); M.A. (Carleton)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3939
Office:C565 Loeb

On Sabbatical July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.


I have been the field placement coordinator for Criminology since 2007. I am a graduate of the Criminology program at Carleton and it was through my field placement that I started my career working with youth at risk. I have over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system. From positions with the Boys and Girls Club, Youth Probation, and Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, I have developed a wide network of connections within the Ottawa community. This has assisted me in continuing to build a top quality field placement program.

I use a variety of teaching methods including current news items, videos/documentaries, and guest speakers to generate discussion and make the class interesting. I also share my experiences in the field and review topics such as policing, mental health, youth justice, institutional issues, crime prevention, and aboriginal issues, to name a few. Students also have an opportunity to discuss their placement experiences during class.

As the faculty advisor for the Carleton University Criminology & Criminal Justice Society, I have taken students on field trips to Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre; RCMP Forensic Lab; and Kingston Penitentiary. I am very much interested in ensuring the best possible experience for criminology students and I support them in every way I can to successfully gain employment in the criminology field. This includes sending them job opportunities and volunteer opportunities whenever they cross my desk. I bring a lot of energy to the classroom as I am passionate about the field of Criminology, but also because I have an opportunity to impact the career choices and share in the success of my students.

Research Interests

  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Policing
  • Disabilities and Crime

MA Major Research Paper: “Lived Experiences of Adults with Disabilities who were Victims of Crime or Abuse”

Additional Background

I am a proud Cape Bretoner! I have also played competitive soccer for the past 40 years. I’ve attended the World Masters Games in Edmonton (2005) – Bronze; Italy (2013) – winning the consolation round; and will be playing in New Zealand in April 2017.