Presentations

Upcoming


Jeglic L. E. (2015, October). The Role of the Therapeutic Alliance in Sex Offender Treatment. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. To be presented at ATSA Conference.

Blasko, B. L., Mason, G., Brannen, A. L. (2015, October). The Role of the Working Alliance in Sexual Offenders’ Pathways to Desistance. Paper to be presented at ATSA Conference

Walton, A., Jeglic L. E., Blasko, L. B., Mason, G., Houston, S. (2015, October). Psychopathy and the Formation of the Therapeutic Alliance. Paper to be presented at ATSA Conference.


Individual Paper Presentations

Perillo, A., & Calkins, C. (2015, March). Understanding sexually abusive clergy as a unique offendersubgroup: Risk-relevant trends across the course of offending. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society (AP-LS), San Diego, CA.

Colombino, N., & Calkins, C. (2014, October). Preventing sexual violence: How sex offenders perpetrate crimes against children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), San Diego, CA.

Hamilton, A., *Loveland, J., & Calkins, C. (2014, October). Sex offender denial and sexual recidivism: Import of a non-dichotomous denial variable by offense type. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), San Diego, CA.

Rosselli, M., & Jeglic, E. (2014, August). Public Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders Based on Their Knowledge. Paper presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC.

Jeglic, E.L., & Mercado, C.C. (2012, November). The Effectiveness of Prison-Based Sex Offender Treatment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Baltimore, MD.

Perillo, A. D., & Jeglic, E. L. (2012, October). The cost of sex offender civil commitment: How much is too much? Paper presented at the annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference, Denver, CO.

Jeglic, E.L. (2012, May). Integrating CBT techniques in the Good Lives Approach in Sex Offender Treatment. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Hunter Mountain, NY.

Perillo, A. D., Spada, A. H., & Jeglic, E. L. (2012, March). Recommendations for SVP commitment: Impact of clinical diagnosis when accounting for risk score. Paper presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Juan, PR.

Perillo, A. D., Varela, J. G., & Mercado, C. C. (2012, March). Recidivism, risk instrument utility, and SVP decision making for White, Black and Latino sex offenders. Paper presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Juan, PR.

Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2011, November). An Examination of Sex Crime Location by Victim Relationship and Offender Type. Paper presented at the Annual ATSA conference, Toronto, ON.

Jeglic, E. L., Mercado, C. C., & Perillo, A. D. (2011, November). Is SVP legislation effective at targeting those most at risk for recidivism? Paper presented at the annual ATSA conference,Toronto, ON.

Massey, C. N. (2011, November). Individual psychological differences among sexually offending Catholic clergy. Paper presented at the annual American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference, Washington, D.C.

Massey, C., Terry, K., Perillo, A., & Mercado, C. C. (2011, November). Psychological assessment and treatment history among sexually offending Catholic clergy. Paper presented at the annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers conference, Toronto, ON.

Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2011, March). Preventing sexual violence: Can examination of offense location inform sex crime policy? Paper presented at the Annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, Miami, FL.

Pepper, K. & Massey, C. (2010, November). Sexual preference or opportunity: An examination of situational factors by gender of the victim. Paper presented at the annual American Society of Criminology conference, San Francisco, CA.

Jeglic, E.L., Robilotta, S.,** & Colombino, N.** (2010, October). Sex offender treatment: selection criteria and impact on recidivism. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Phoenix, AZ.

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Spada, A. H. (2010, October). Prevalence and patterns of sexual recidivism in the Catholic Church. Paper presented at the annual ATSA conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Spada, A. H. (2010, March). Prevalence of risk assessment-relevant factors among sexually abusive clergy: A comparison with convicted sex offenders. Paper presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, Vancouver, BC.

Mercado, C.C., Jeglic, E.L, & Quesada, S.** (2009, November). An examination of factors that predict SVP commitment in a statewide sample of sex offenders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Philadelphia, PA.

Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2009, November). Should sex offenders be geographically restricted from living near places where children congregate? A comparison of rapists and child molesters. Paper presented at the Annual American Society of Criminology conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Jeglic, E.L, Mercado, C.C., & Ackerman, A.R.** (2009, November). A comparison of characteristics of sex offenders in a treatment facility and in the general population. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Philadelphia, PA.

Robilotta, S.,** Jeglic, E.L, & Mercado, C.C. (2009, November). Sex offenders’ emotional reactions to civil commitment: A qualitative analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Terry, K. J. (2009, October). Convicted sex offenders and sexually abusive priests: Are they and their offense patterns similar? Paper presented at the annual ATSA conference, Dallas, TX.

Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2009, March). Situational aspects of sexual offending: Implications for residence restrictions and GPS monitoring laws. Paper presented at the Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Boston, MA.

Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. (2008, October). Patterns of age and recidivism among clergy sexual abusers. Paper presented at the annual ATSA conference, Atlanta, GA.

Poster Presentations

Laake, A., & Calkins C. (2015, March). Harassment of sex offenders in maximum-security prisons. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society (AP-LS), San Diego, CA.

Kaylor, L., Jeglic, E., Ph.D. & Calkins, C. Ph.D. (2014). Exhibitionism & Voyeurism in the Age of   Technology. Poster to be presented at the 33rd Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 2014 Research and Treatment Conference, San Diego, CA.

Vaccaro, J., & Calkins, C. (2014, August). An examination of perceived ability to control high risk sexual behavior among college students. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC.

Kaylor, L., Jeglic, E., & Calkins, C. (2014, May). Exhibitionism & Voyeurism in the 21st Century. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Rehobeth Beach, DE.

Kaylor, L., Jeglic, E., & Calkins, C. (2014, March). Technology Transforming Sexual Paraphilias. Poster Presented at the 42nd Annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.

Campregher, J., Vaccaro, J., Rosselli, M., Mesler, J., Calkins, C., & Jeglic, E. (2014, March). Preliminary presentation: Sex offender desistance from crime. Poster presented at the Hunter College Psychology convention, New York, NY.

Clark, S., Jeglic, E., & Mercado, C.C. (2012, March). More than a nuisance: A study of reactions to frotteurism and exhibitionism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American
Psychology-Law Society (APLS), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Jeglic, E. L. (2011, November). Diagnostic reliability and recommendations for Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) commitment. Poster presented at the annual ATSA conference, Toronto, ON.

Massey, C. N. (2011, March). An examination of MMPI-II protocols of sexually offending and non-sexually offending Catholic clergy. Poster presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) conference, Miami, FL.

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Jeglic, E. L. (2011, March). Reliability of clinical diagnoses and recommendations during SVP commitment evaluations. Poster presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, Miami, FL.

Spada, A., Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Jeglic, E. (2011, March). Predicting sex offender recidivism: An examination of factors associated with early failure among sexual offenders. Poster presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society conference, Miami, FL.

Quesada, S. P., & Perillo, A. D. (2010, October). The impact of new age means on the Static-99R for offender type and original Static-99 score. Poster presented at the annual ATSA conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Litvinoff, L. E., Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. (2009, November). Cross-group comparisons: Sexual abuse, professional misconduct, and boundary violations in the Church. Poster presented at the annual American Society of Criminology conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Maile, C.,** & Jeglic, E.L** (2009, November). Reported histories of abuse among subtypes of sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Criminal Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York.

Maile, J.,** Maile, C.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2009, November). Differences in internet and paper-and-pencil self-reports of deviant sexual behavior. Poster presented at the meeting of the Criminal Justice Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, NY, NY.

Jeglic, E.L., Mercado, C.C., & Ackerman-Acklin, A.** (2009, October). Selection for sex offender treatment: A large-scale comparison of offenders selected and not-selected for treatment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers ATSA), Dallas, TX.

Mercado, C.C., Jeglic, E.L, & Quesada, S.** (2009, October). An examination of factors that predict SVP commitment across groups of treated and non-treated sex offenders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers ATSA), Dallas, TX.

Maile, C.,** & Jeglic, E.L (2009, October). Prevalence of paraphilic fantasy in a non-offending sample. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Dallas, Texas.

Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2008, October). Situational aspects of sexual offending: Implications for residence restrictions and GPS monitoring laws. Poster presented at the annual ATSA conference, Atlanta, GA.

Perillo, A. D., Mercado, C. C., & Terry, K. J. (2007, November). Repeat offending, victim gender, and extent of victim relationship in Catholic Church sexual abusers: Implications for risk assessment. Poster presented at the annual ATSA conference, San Diego, CA.

Symposia

Jeglic, E. L. (2012, November). Sex Offender Treatment: Effectiveness, Mechanisms and Policy Implications. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Baltimore, MD.
2011 ATSA Conference
Toronto, ON
Understanding Clergy Sex Offenders

  • Massey, C. N., Terry, K. J., Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. Psychological assessment and treatment history among sexually offending Catholic clergy.
  • Mercado, C. C., Perillo, A. D., Terry, K. J., & Massey, C. N. Correlates of clergy sexual abuse: Developmental history, sexual interest, and use of sexually explicit materials.

2010 ATSA Conference
Phoenix, AZ
Final Report from a NIJ Funded Study Examining Selection for Treatment, Sexually Violent Predator Commitment, and Recidivism in a Large-scale Sample of Sex Offenders

  • Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. An examination of the offense locations and recidivism patterns of extrafamilial sexual offenders.
  • Mercado, C. C., Jeglic, E. L., & Perillo, A. D. Offense characteristics and recidivism for offenders not referred for commitment, referred, and committed.
  • Spada, A. H., Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. Early recidivism: An examination of factors associated with early failure among a sample of sexual recidivists.

2009 ATSA Conference
Dallas, TX

  • Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. The importance of sex offender type: A comparison of rapists and child molesters.

2009 APLS Conference
San Antonio, TX

  • Colombino, N., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. Situational aspects of sexual offending: Implications for residence restrictions and GPS monitoring laws.
  • Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: Offending Patterns and Risk Implications

2008 APLS Conference
Jacksonville, FL

  • Mercado, C. C., Tallon, J. T., & Terry, K. J. Serial clergy abusers: An examination of the characteristics and patterns of priests with multiple allegations of sexual abuse.
  • Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. Patterns of age and recidivism among clergy sexual abusers: A prospective study.
  • Perillo, A. D., & Mercado, C. C. Specific risk assessment in Catholic Church sexual abuse: A comparison to general sex offender research.