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.
Anniken Lucia Willumsen Laake
2015 Cand.psych., University of Copenhagen
2012 B.S., Psychology, Aalborg University
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.”
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.
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.
2016 – B.S. Psychology; University of Minnesota
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.