|2018 - Present||Associate Professor of Criminology and Chair, University of South Florida St. Petersburg|
|2016 - 2018||A Longitudinal Investigation of Trauma Exposure, Retraumatization, and Post-Traumatic Stress of Justice-Involved Adolescents|
|Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - OJJDP-2016-10040|
|Role: Co-Principal Investigator|
|Colleague(s): Thomas Loughran|
|2012 - 2014||Assessing Trauma Bonding in Trafficked Youth: An Exploratory Study|
|American Psychological Association|
|American Psychology-Law Society Early Career Professional Grant|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
|2007 - 2008||Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States|
|U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance - 2006-DD-BX-K294|
|Role: Field Researcher and Field Report Author|
|Ph.D., University of South Florida ‐ Criminology|
|MA, University of South Florida ‐ Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling|
Risk and resiliency factors influencing onset and adolescence-limited commercial sexual ...
Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health (2014)
Background. Previous research into age-related variables relevant to girls and young women being involved in commercial sexual exploitation (including prostitution) ...
On the Relationships Between Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Substance Dependency ...
Child Maltreatment (2014)
Researchers have consistently linked commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of youth and involvement in prostitution with substance dependency and delinquency. Yet, ...
Exploratory Review of Route-Specific, Gendered, and Age-Graded Dynamics of Exploitation ...
Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal (2012)
The status of research on human trafficking has been characterized as methodologically inadequate and lacking sufficient theoretical framework necessary for ...
Rapid Assessment Exploring Impediments to Successful Prosecutions of Sex Traffickers ...
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology (2012)
Critical psychological, systemic, and legislative barriers to the successful prosecution of child sex traffickers who exploit U.S. citizens were uncovered ...