Robert Prentky

Director, Forensic Training Programs              

School of Psychology - Metropolitan Campus

Current Research Projects:

  1. SMART Office / DOJ grant on campus sexual violence; grant has mission of developing a treatment program (sanction) for students found responsible for sexual misconduct;
  2. child pornography - data collection at the United States Sentencing Commission on three categories of men found to be in possession of child pornograpgy;
  3. juvenile sex offender risk assessment;
  4. 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.


Short Abstract

University College
School of Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, (T-WH1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666 

Recent Courses Taught:

Forensic Assessment and Prediction
Psycholegal Analysis of Criminal and Civil Cases
Psychology of Criminal Behavior