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Faculty Directory » Dara C. Drawbridge

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
12:30-1:30PM

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay 240
Phone: (978) 665-3944
Email: ddrawbri@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Intro to Criminal Justice (CJ1000)
Theory & Practices of Policing (CJ 2050)
Psychology of Crime (CJ 3242)
 

Education:

Post-Doctoral Associate, Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts, Law & Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ph.D., Criminology & Justice Policy, Northeastern University
M.A., Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.S., Psychology, Worcester State University

Research Interests:

Risk assessment
Risk reduction
Drug courts
Homicide
Sexual violence
Behavioral analysis of violent crime

Representative Publications:

Drawbridge, D., Todorovic, K., Winters, G.M., & Vincent, G.M. (in press). Implementation of Risk-Need-Responsivity Principles Into Probation Case Planning. Law & Human Behavior.
Vincent, G. M., Drawbridge, D., & Davis, M. (2019). The Validity of Risk Assessment Instruments for Transition-Age Youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(2), 171-183. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000366
Drawbridge, D., Taheri, S.A. & Frost, N.A. (2018). Building and sustaining researcher-practitioner partnerships: A corrections example. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(3), 627-640. doi.org/10.1007/s12103-018-9432-z
Drawbridge, D. & Cuevas, C. (2016). Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Sexual Violence. In C.A. Cuevas & C. M. Rennison (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Psychology of Violence (pp. 533 – 546). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Finkelhor, D., Cuevas, C., & Drawbridge, D. (2016). The Four Preconditions Model: An Assessment. In D.P. Boer (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending (pp. 25 – 52). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Drawbridge, D., Monteiro, C., & Frost, N. (2012). Second Chance? Correctional Programming in the Age of Reentry. In Crow, M.S. & Smykla, J.O. (Eds.), Offender Reentry: Rethinking Criminology and Criminal Justice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Drawbridge, D. & Salfati, C.G. (2015, November). Conceptualizing Expressiveness and Instrumentality in Homicide: An Examination of Individual Behaviors. Paper presented at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Drawbridge, D. & Salfati, C.G. (2014, November). Homicide Classification: The Expressive/Instrumental Classification and Hybrid Crime Scenes. Paper presented in the Profiling and Linking Panel- At the Intersection of Theory and Practice at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Strah, B., Drawbridge, D., Taheri, S., Rodriquez-Meade, R., Cheung, C., & Frost, N. (2014, November). Recidivism Rates Among Released Offenders from a Massachusetts Correctional Facility. . Paper presented at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Taheri, S., Rodriquez-Meade, R., Cheung, C., Drawbridge, D., & Frost, N. (2014, February). Offender Programming: A Comparison of Disciplinary Report Frequency. Paper presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Drawbridge, D., Rodriquez-Meade, R. & Frost, N. (2012, November). Offender Re-entry: An Assessment of Opportunity and Participation in Programming. Paper presented at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Drawbridge, D. (2010, August). Catathymic Homicide: A Descriptive Analysis. Presentation at the Behavioral Science Unit – John Jay College Inaugural Homicide and Violence Collaborative Research Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Scherer, A., Drawbridge, D., & Salfati, G. (2009, November). A Comparison of Excessive Violence in Juvenile Homicide Crime Scene Behaviors. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Criminology
Division of Corrections and Sentencing
Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology
Homicide Research Working Group