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Rochel Horowitz
 2011 B.A., Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Rochel joined SORL to explore her many interests in sex offender research. Some of these include focusing on nuances  within insular communities that make them more vulnerable to sex offenses, their unique sexual perceptions, and sexual  re-victimization due to possible alienation which impedes these communities from utilizing the Criminal Justice system.  Rochel’s specific interest is looking at these factors within the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic communities in New  York City.

 


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2015 Cand.psych., University of Copenhagen
2012 B.S., Psychology, Aalborg University
Anniken is a Forensic Psychology M.A. student, who joined SORL to pursue her interest in sex offender research. Her research interests include treatment of sex offenders, sexual violence prevention, and stigmatization of sex offenders. Her goal is to become a psychologist and combine clinical work with research.

 

 

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2016 M.A., Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2013 B.A., Psychology, Stockton University
Krystyn Margeotes is a recent graduate of the Forensic Psychology M.A. program at John Jay College. She previously graduated cum laude from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her research interests broadly include the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who have committed a sexual offense, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and serial homicide. She successfully defended her thesis, “#Selfharm: Social Media and the Virtual Image Distribution of Non-Suicidal Self- Injury (NSSI) Images,” under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic, and recently gave an oral presentation of her work at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) conference. Krystyn is a current Project Manager for the Modified Stroop Task for Deviant Sexual Arousal, as well as the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) project. She is also Project Coordinator for School Experiences, a study examining incidents of educator sexual misconduct in grades K-12. In addition, she has assisted in data collection at Graterford Prison to examine desistance to reoffending behaviors in offenders nearing their incarceration release. She has also held past research assistant positions on SORL projects including: follow-up interviews for Desistance from Sexual Offending, Online Pedophilic Grooming Behaviors, and Characteristics of Sexual Offender Treatment Providers. Krystyn is currently in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

 

Brielle Nuzzo
2014 B.A., Psychology, Montclair State University
“I currently intend on working with Doctorate student, Georgia Winters on her research regarding online grooming behaviors of sex offenders. My interest in counseling sex offenders has stemmed from several years of observing and researching the population. I hope that in assisting in the development of research projects that I will become more knowledgeable about the population and that it will eventually lead to a promising future in counseling offender populations. Utilizing this information may also be important in intervening with juvenile delinquents.”

 

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2015 B.A, Psychology, New York University

Chelsea graduated from NYU with B.A. in Psychology and double minored in Child and Adolescent Mental Health studies as well as The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Her research interests are serial homicide, female offenders, and psychopathy. She is the Social Media Director for SORL and is working with Dr. Jeglic on her master’s thesis. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

 

 

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Gabriele Trupp
Gabriele Trupp is currently in her third year of the Forensic Psychology M.A. Program at John Jay College. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Crime and Justice. Her research interests conclude treatment efficacy of sex offenders, treatment diversion for criminal offenders, and psychopathy in forensic and non-forensic populations. For this lab, Gabriele is currently working on a research project regarding Sex Offenders’ attitudes toward sex offender legislation and policy. Additionally, under the direction of Drs. Kucharski and Calkins, Gabriele is investigating the relationship between the intensity sex offender treatment programming and recidivism. Gabriele is currently completing her externship at EAC Brooklyn Forensic LINK, a diversion program for seriously mentally ill offenders. Her plan is to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a forensic focus.

 

Claire Toal
I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BA in Psychology. Research interests include, but not limited to: internet sex offending (child pornography and internet solicitation offending), use of authority position as a means of sexual coercion, grooming behaviors, female sex offenders, assessment of pedophilia, sexual violence prevention, and sex offender legislation. I plan to pursue a JD/Ph.D following the completion of my M.A. in Forensic Psychology.

 

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Becky Boudreau
2018 – M.A. Forensic Psychology; John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2016 – B.S. Psychology; University of Minnesota

Becky Boudreau is a first semester Master’s student in the Forensic Psychology program at John Jay. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Anthropology and Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance.
She joined the SORL to explore her interest in sex offender research. While she has many interests, Becky has found herself most interested in the stigmatization of sex offenders, the effect of over-pathologizing sexual deviance in the Kink community, and the broad interest of serial sex offenders. Becky is looking forward to exploring these interests in addition to working on other projects that will allow her to gain broader sense of sex offender research and how it may intersect with her other interests of psychopathy and investigative psychology.

 

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Sylwia Niczewska is a graduate student at John Jay College for Criminal Justice, NY. Sylwia received her
BA in international Criminal Justice from John Jay and is pursuing her MA in Forensic Mental Health
Counseling. Sylwia joined SORL to pursue her interest in sex offender research. She has served as an
editorial assistant for the lab members and also helped with data entry. She is interested in matters
related to psychology and law, and specifically forensic psychology. She is currently completing her
externship with Queens Counseling for Change, where she works with individuals who committed sex
offences. She recently received the 2016 Lighter Witmer Award for her forensic research at the 28
the Grater New York Conference on Behavior Research at Fordham University, NY.

 

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Ella Escobar graduated with honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.A in Forensic Psychology and a minor in Criminology. Currently, she is enrolled in her second semester of John Jay’s Forensic Psychology M.A. program. Her interests include, law enforcement prejudice, serial homicide, and sex offender treatment. She joined SORL to further her knowledge of the sex offender population and now is assisting Drs. Jeglic and Calkins in research regarding the language barriers Spanish speaking victims and offenders encounter.

 


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Jenna Candio is currently in her third year of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling MA program at John Jay College. She previously graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Criminology and Justice Studies. Her research interests include sex offender treatment, civil commitment and reintegration of high-risk sexual offenders, serial rape and serial sexual homicide. She is currently completing her externship at Tully House in Newark, providing counseling services to repeat offenders. In the spring, she will begin an internship at the Special Treatment Unit, a treatment facility for individuals civilly committed under the New Jersey Sexually Violent Predator Act. Following the completion of her master’s, Jenna plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a forensic concentration.

 

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-11-01-41-amOlivia Tabaczyk
2017 M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University
2015 B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from Purdue University
Olivia is a first year Clinical Psychology M.A. student at Columbia University. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology, with a minor in Psychology. To pursue her research interests in Forensic Psychology, Olivia joined SORL at John Jay College. Within the lab, Olivia is currently assisting fellow SORL members on their research projects, including the Judge’s Project. After completing her master’s degree, she plans on pursing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, concentrating in forensic psychology.

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Lauren Rubenstein

2016 B.S., Psychology, High Point University

2016 B.A., Criminal Justice, High Point University

Lauren is a Forensic Psychology M. A. student at John Jay College. She joined the SORL due to her interest in persons convicted of sexual offenses and the unique problems they face regarding rehabilitation and reintegration. Her research interests also include victimization, domestic violence, justice involved youth, offender re-entry, and diversion programs.

Julianne Kalafut

2018 M.A., Forensic Mental Health Counseling, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2016 B.A., Psychology and Criminology, Stonehill College

Julianne is a Forensic Mental Health Counseling M.A. student who joined SORL to pursue her interest in sex offender research. Her research interests include sex offender treatment, stigmatization of sex offenders, the impact of community education on recidivism, and sex offender reintegration into society.  She hopes to one day work with this population in prison settings and outpatient facilities.

 

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Janelle Robinson
Janelle Robinson is a final year Graduate Student pursuing her Master of Arts in Forensic
Psychology at John Jay School of Criminal Justice, NY. She graduated from the University of the
West Indies with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology. Janelle has been a research assistant within the Sex Offender Research Lab since 2015, where she is conducting her master’s thesis on the role of nationality and the degree of force used on one’s perception of marital rape under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic. Within the lab, she has been collaboratively conducting a meta-analysis on the collateral consequences of the Sex Offender and Registration Notification Laws. Her other research interests include child and adolescent trauma, gender rights and inequality, and alternative to incarceration among the youth population. As a recipient of the Pinkerton Graduate Fellowship, Janelle is currently completing her externship at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) — working directly with youths age 16-24. Janelle ultimately intends to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a forensic concentration.

10421573_422904731222239_8184630862145795943_n - CopyAlice Genna 

2015 B.A., Psychology, North Carolina Central University

2015 B.S., Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University

Alice is a second year Forensic Psychology Master student at John Jay College, graduating in May 2017. Alice previously attended North Carolina Central University, where she received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Juvenile Justice. Currently, Alice is a research assistant in the Sex Offender Lab, where she is conducting her thesis on “Attribution of Blame in Rape: The Role of Race” and she is involved in the Relevance of Sexual Assault in Public Places project. Alice is also a research assistant for the Child and Adolescent Stress and Trauma Lab, where she conducts interview and Physio sessions for the College Transition Project, and have experience administering MINI and KBIT assessments. Also, she is currently conducting her externship at The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). Alice is interested in studying risk and protective factors for juvenile delinquency, and the effects of traumatic events on the lives of youths. She is also interested in the study of sexual offenses and serial sexual killers. Upon obtaining her Masters, Alice is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.