About SORL

The Sex Offender Research Lab (SORL) is a New York-based research lab dedicated to the development, dissemination, and discussion of empirical research aimed at reducing sexual violence and promoting a safe and just community. Housed in the Psychology department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), SORL works in collaboration with state and academic agencies to produce a better understanding of effective sex offender management, treatment, and assessment.

SORL has presented its research at a variety of regional, national, and international conferences. Additionally, SORL research has been published in well-respected peer-review journals, including special editions of International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

SORL operates under the supervision of Drs. Elizabeth Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins, with the help of graduate and undergraduate research assistants.