David Axlyn Mcleod

David Axlyn Mcleod
University of Oklahoma | ou · Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

PhD, MSW

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Introduction
Clinical social worker, criminologist, and former police detective whose investigations now focus on the intersection of criminal behavior development, traumatology, and gender. For more info go to www.damcleod.com .
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - present
University of Oklahoma
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2009 - May 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University
Field of study
  • Social Work

Publications

Publications (34)
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The United States has the highest levels of incarceration in the world, and finding ways to address this ever-growing concern has value both to system-involved individuals and broader society. "Diversion" programs are a pre-trial option that provides rehabilitation and personal development as alternatives to incarceration. Hope is an asset to copin...
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The United States has among the highest recidivism rates globally, with at least 1 in 4 rearrested within the same year of their initial charge. Many of these individuals are significantly impacted by poverty, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Recidivism reduction has become a significant focus of criminal justice reform and is gaining a...
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Incarceration impacts families by disrupting routine attachment, creating negative consequences for both the parent and child. This article examines the use of an intervention videoing incarcerated parents reading to their children and then delivering those videos to improve child outcomes. Using a mixed-methods approach, a total of 587 surveys wer...
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This paper provides a theoretical and historical background of explanatory and descriptive models of domestic, family, and interpersonal violence and introduces a new model that seeks to correct aspects of those models that have been heavily critiqued. The Model of Systemic Relational Violence reconceptualizes violent relationships with coercive co...
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In the United States criminal justice system, female sexual offenders are among the most unrepresented groups of individuals, and they have evaded detection and/or prosecution for many reasons. This chapter explores the characteristics and patterns of female sexual offenders based on the collection of available literature. We will discuss how perso...
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) and intergenerational transmission of IPV in families are destructive social issues in need of considerable attention. Knowledge of the multi-level, complex causes, and consequences of IPV in the United States has increased significantly over the last two decades. Given these gains in learning, the authors’ aim here...
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Child welfare training programs for new employees strive to develop and implement competency-based training approaches. The authors of this article describe the development and validation of a rubric to measure the readiness of new child welfare workers for client engagement and interviewing. The rubric was designed to measure key competencies, bas...
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Background: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common, with nearly two-thirds of adult samples reporting exposure to at least one and one-quarter reporting exposure to three or more distinct types of ACEs. ACEs have been linked to various negative outcomes across the life course, including mental health problems, and the perpetration of phys...
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Native American women are at an especially high risk of lifetime violence, including childhood abuse, intimate partner violence (IPV), and sexual assault and are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Yet few studies have examined how the long-term effects of child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) (Felitti et al....
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While much research documents physical and sexual abusive experiences in the lives of women prisoners, less is known about their experiences with coercive control. Utilizing Dutton, Goodman, and Schmidt's (2008) measures of coercive control and framed by a feminist pathways approach, this study examines the connections between experiences of coerci...
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Although past research documents strong linkages between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and adult intimate partner violence (IPV) in the lives of women prisoners, researchers have often neglected to consider the potential mediating role of PTSD in the relationships between ACEs and adult IPV. Using data...
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In response to the official charge of the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Research to promote quality in research curricula across methods and paradigms in BSW, MSW and doctoral education, this article offers ideas, as well as an annotated bibliography, on how to apply a distinct lens of social justice, human rights, and diversity...
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Most incarcerated women suffer from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse (e.g., physical, sexual, emotional), neglect, (e.g., physical, emotional), and chaotic home environments (e.g., witnessing domestic violence), and adult intimate partner violence (IPV). Yet the majority of research on the relationship between ACEs and IPV has be...
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The link for this article is https://jswve.org/download/15-2/bookreviews15-2/15-1-Articles/13-The-Ethics-Challenge-15-1.pdf
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High-impact educational practices through use of arts-based materials (ABM) enrich student learning by deepening emotional and cognitive understanding of others, providing new perspectives on issues, and engaging students in critical reflection. As a form of multimodal learning, using ABM in the classroom engages students in visual, verbal, nonverb...
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The majority of incarcerated women who suffer from diverse traumatic life histories including abusive home lives and intimate partner violence (IPV), develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and struggle with heavy illicit drug use. While many have offered examinations of these relationships, the current study is among the first to utilize an...
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Modern advances in neuroscience suggest learning occurs through three basic cognition patterns. Higher-level multimodal learning occurs when learning activities contain multiple cognition patterns. This case study details an application of these concepts where fine art, journaling, practicum experiences, and in-class processing were fused to create...
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Up to 20% of child sexual abuse cases in the United States involve a female perpetrator in a primary role. However, less than 1% of incarcerated sex offenders in the United States are female. Female offenders appear to be systematically moving on different consequential trajectories than men when it comes to sexual offenses. This project assesses g...
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This article provides historical and contemporary perspectives on female sexual offending behavior, divided into three sections. The first section provides background context including incidence, prevalence, and mediating factors in female sex offender (FSO) behavior. The second section overviews the evolution of theories used for understanding the...
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This paper discusses social media technology in the context of social work education. While social media technology is prevalent in social work education, most discourse about the ethical use of social media in the classroom has taken a prescriptive and overly cautious approach that neglects the context-dependent nature that social work educators t...
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This article discusses the usefulness and challenges associated with utilizing social media technologies in the context of community organizing practice, often referred to as digital advocacy. We ground the analysis of digital advocacy in the context of a recent organizing effort undertaken by social work academics, grass roots organizers, and alli...
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There are few evaluations of peer-facilitated teenage dating violence prevention programs in the literature. To begin to address this gap, this project assessed the effectiveness of a school-based, peer-facilitated healthy relationships program among academically at-risk students. Two hundred and ninety-one ninth graders of mixed race and gender pa...
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Female sexual offenders are significantly underrepresented in the literature. Largely due to a failure of our society to recognize women as offenders, we allow them to avoid detection, prosecution, and interventions like tracking, registration, or mandated treatment. This could be partially due to differences that exist in their offending behaviors...
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Social work program rankings are frequently used in the US to communicate program identity, and no ranking structure has become as commonly accepted as the one compiled by US News & World Report. However, the metrics used to assemble these rankings, and what the rankings have been used to communicate, have come under question over recent years. Thi...
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In this Notes from the Field article, we discuss how community-level interventions based on empowerment and capacity building are necessary to fully address the problem of abuse of persons with disabilities. Through an innovative community–university partnership, an empowerment approach was used to build the capacity of stakeholders, concerned abou...
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Women of childbearing age may face unanticipated perinatal losses and fertility barriers which challenge emotional well-being. However, the conceptual fit of perinatal and reproductive loss into contemporary grief theory is less well defined. This article utilizes secondary data from the National Survey of Fertility Barriers (NSFB) (Johnson & White...
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Purpose: Research suggests female child sex offenders perpetrate up to 20% of child sexual assaults in the United States, with data suggesting up to 63% of female, and as many as 27% of male, child sexual abuse survivors report having been victimized by a female. Studies suggest females (who account for up to 20% of child sexual offenses, but only...
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This study examined the relationship between young mothers' individual characteristics (demographics and self-efficacy), social support, and behavioral intentions regarding education and child bearing. Using a home visiting model, the program recruited 141 teen mothers to participate. Young mothers completed an initial assessment, measuring demogra...

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