Raina Lamade

Raina Lamade
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMD · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Adolescent behavior now occurs offline and online. Frequently studied and treated independently, the relationship between offline problem behaviors and online risk taking is not well understood. This study asked whether there are any problematic behaviors predictive of online risk taking by high school students. Using a 2009 dataset of 2,077 high s...
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Research Questions: Rape prevention practice and policy have roots in data from 1985. This study uses 2015 national data to project recent prevalence, assesses whether rates now differ from those of 30 years ago, and disaggregates 2015 prevalence into rape of alcohol incapacitated victims, rapes combining both alcohol and physical tactics, and viol...
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This article focuses on the characteristics of sexually violent men who have not been convicted of a crime. The objective of this study was to test the four key interrelated pillars of the Confluence Model. The first key pillar posits the interaction of Hostile Masculinity and Impersonal Sex as core risk predictors. The second pillar entails a “med...
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Mitigation of sexual violence requires a multifaceted approach. In addition to allocating resources to victim services and prevention efforts, mitigating sexual violence requires investing in interventions that target the problematic behaviors of perpetrators of sexual violence. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of one facet of sexual...
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Sexual offenders represent a heterogeneous group of individuals that are heavily regulated by complex federal and state laws. The main psycholegal questions pertaining to sexual offenders are recidivism and dangerousness, assessing for mitigating factors at sentencing, and evaluations to determine appropriate management and treatment services in th...
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This chapter will provide an overview of problem-solving courts (PSCs), including their history, evolution, and basic outcome data. The outcome data presented in the chapter is by no means exhaustive but provides a brief cross section of relevant findings. We have chosen to focus on the largest PSCs, mental health treatment court (MHC), drug treatm...
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This study aimed to assess fire-setting behaviors within a child welfare sample. The youth were divided into four groups based on their fire-setting behavior (e.g., no incidents, one incident, multiple minor incidents, and multiple severe incidents). Groups were compared based on five factors: overt antisocial behavior, covert antisocial behavior,...
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Previous research on differences in character strengths as a result of traumatic cultural events has relied on non-overlapping samples of individuals who completed online questionnaires before and after the event. This study expands on these previous studies by examining differences in self-reports of character strengths before, between, and after...
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Objective: To report on college student opinions about the scope of college sexual misconduct (CSM), suggested university sanctions, and treatment of students found responsible of CSM. Participants: In all, 23 US undergraduate students (14 females and 9 males) with a mean age of 20 years. Methods: Students participated either in female, male, or mi...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to summarize the development of a treatment program for students found responsible of sexual misconduct. Design/methodology/approach This project, supported by the SMART (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking) of the Department of Justice, was requested by The W...
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This article provides an overview of sex offender legislation, cases, treatment, and research, including juvenile sex offenders and the new challenging area of Internet sex offenders. Laws pertaining to sex offenders have waxed and waned throughout the years. Legislation enacted in response to notable crimes and public response include: the Jacob W...
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This study examined the relationship between childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse and placement instability, and sexually inappropriate and aggressive behaviors in a child welfare sample. Sexually Inappropriate Behavior was associated with all independent variables. Sexual Aggression and Child/Male Victims were both associated with Sexual Abuse a...
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Prior work shows individuals with schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) evince temporal lobe volume abnormalities similar to schizophrenia but sparing of prefrontal cortex, which may mitigate psychosis and the severe neurocognitive impairments observed in schizophrenia. This study examined the extent to which frontal-temporal gray matter volume an...
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The recent Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Comstock (2010) upheld the constitutionality of The Adam Walsh Act, which provides for civil commitment of child pornography (CP) offenders certified as sexually dangerous, thereby approving litigation of all such prisoners in the federal system. The two studies reported here sought to address the question...
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Sexual violence is an insidious and pervasive problem that insinuates itself into all aspects of contemporary society. It can neither be mitigated nor adequately controlled through current socio-legal practices. A more promising approach must embrace four integrated elements: (1) public policy, (2) primary prevention, (3) statutory management, and...

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White House-initiated project in 2014, funded by the SMART Office of DOJ, to develop a treatment sanction for students found responsible for sexual misconduct.