Director, Forensic Training Programs
School of Psychology - Metropolitan Campus
Current Research Projects:
- SMART Office / DOJ grant on campus sexual violence; grant has mission of developing a treatment program (sanction) for students found responsible for sexual misconduct;
- child pornography - data collection at the United States Sentencing Commission on three categories of men found to be in possession of child pornograpgy;
- juvenile sex offender risk assessment;
- 7 year follow-up of 850+ children and adolescents who were wards of Dept. Social Services.
Recent Selected Publications:
Grossi, L. M., Lee, A. F., Schuler, A., Ryan, J. L., & Prentky, R. A. (2016). Sexualized behaviors in cohorts of children in the child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 52, 49–61.
Prentky, R. A., Barbaree, H. E., & Janus, E. S. (2015). Sexual Predators: Society, Risk and the Law. N.Y.: Routledge / Taylor-Francis.
Prentky, R. A. (2015). Evaluation and follow-up of a presenting outpatient with very high risk of violence and no known criminal history. Invited case study for R. Sternberg & S. Fiske (Eds.). Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Cambridge University Press.
Prentky, R. A., Righthand, S., & Lamade, R. (2015). Juvenile Sexual Offending: Assessment and Intervention. Eds., K. Heilbrun, D. DeMatteo, & N. Goldstein (pp. 641-672). Invited Chapter in Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Prentky, R. A., Lee, A. F., Lamade, R., Grossi, L., Schuler, A., Dube, G., DeMarco, M., & Pond, A. (2014). Placement Instability as a Risk Factor in Proximal Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors in a Child Welfare Sample. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 251 – 277.
Lee, A. F. S., Nien-Chi, Li., Lamade, R., Schuler, A., & Prentky, R. A. (2012). Predicting hands-on child sexual offenses among possessors of Internet child pornography. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law , 18(4), 644-672.
Prentky, R. A., & Barbaree, H. E. (2011). Commentary: Hebephilia – A would-be paraphilia caught in the twilight zone between prepubescence and adulthood. Journal of the American Academy and the Law, 39 (4).
Prentky, R. A., Lamade, R., & Coward, A. (2011). Sex Offender research in a forensic context (pp. 372-399). Invited Chapter in B. Rosenfeld & S. Penrod (Eds.), Research Methods in Forensic Psychology. New York: John Wiley.
Prentky, R. A., Gabriel, A., & Coward, A. (2011). Treatment for perpetrators of sexual violence (pp. 115-135). Invited Chapter in J. W. White, M. P. Koss, & A. E. Kazdin (Eds.), Violence Against Women and Children: Navigating Solutions. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Lamade, R., Gabriel, A., & Prentky, R. A. (2011). Optimizing risk mitigation in management of sex offenders: A structural model. International Journal of Psychiatry and the Law, 34, 217-225.
Prentky, R. A., Li, N.-C., Righthand, S., Schuler, A., Cavanaugh, D., & Lee, A. F. (2010). Assessing Risk of Sexually Abusive Behavior Among Youth in a Child Welfare Sample. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 28, 24-45.
Recent Courses Taught:
Forensic Assessment and Prediction
Psycholegal Analysis of Criminal and Civil Cases
Psychology of Criminal Behavior