Elizabeth J Letourneau

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1992 …2019
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Factors promoting and impeding HIV testing among adolescents in juvenile drug court

Fix, R., Letourneau, E. J., Mauro, P. M., McCart, M. R. & Sheidow, A. J., Feb 1 2019, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 31, 2, p. 177-180 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HIV
adolescent
drug
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Risk Reduction Behavior
2018

Association of Mental Health Symptoms and Peer Behaviors with Risk for Substance Use and Condomless Sex Among Youths in Juvenile Drug Court

Feder, K. A., McCart, M. R., Kahn, G., Mauro, P. M., Sheidow, A. J. & Letourneau, E. J., Feb 19 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health Associations
Risk-Taking
mental health
drug
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Effects of juvenile sex offender registration on adolescent well-being: An empirical examination

Letourneau, E. J., Harris, A. J., Shields, R. T., Walfield, S. M., Ruzicka, A. E., Buckman, C., Kahn, G. D. & Nair, R., Feb 1 2018, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 24, 1, p. 105-117 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Welfare
offender
well-being
adolescent
examination

Juvenile Registration and Notification Policies Fail to Prevent First-Time Sexual Offenses: An Extension of Findings to Two New States

Letourneau, E. J., Shields, R. T., Nair, R., Kahn, G., Sandler, J. C. & Vandiver, D. M., Jul 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual offense
deterrence
offender
community

The economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States

Letourneau, E. J., Brown, D. S., Fang, X., Hassan, A. & Mercy, J. A., May 1 2018, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 79, p. 413-422 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Child Abuse
Economics
Costs and Cost Analysis
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Special Education
Opioid Analgesics
Therapeutics
Heroin
Logistic Models
Demography
2017
Risk Reduction Behavior
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Therapeutics
Substance-Related Disorders

Juvenile Sexual Crime Reporting Rates Are Not Influenced by Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Policies

Sandler, J. C., Letourneau, E. J., Vandiver, D. M., Shields, R. T. & Chaffin, M., Jan 23 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
offender
offense
Safety
sexual offense

Parent and Youth Engagement in Court-Mandated Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Mauro, P. M., McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J., Naeger, S. E. & Letourneau, E. J., Jul 4 2017, In : Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 26, 4, p. 324-331 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substance-Related Disorders
parents
adolescent
Risk Reduction Behavior
drug

Preventing the Onset of Child Sexual Abuse by Targeting Young Adolescents With Universal Prevention Programming

Letourneau, E. J., Schaeffer, C. M., Bradshaw, C. P. & Feder, K. A., May 1 2017, In : Child Maltreatment. 22, 2, p. 100-111 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Child Abuse
Criminal Law
Mental Health
Public Health

Reductions in Risk Based on Time Offense Free in the Community: Once a Sexual Offender, Not Always a Sexual Offender

Hanson, R. K., Harris, A. J. R., Letourneau, E. J., Helmus, L. M. & Thornton, D., Oct 19 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual offense
Risk Reduction Behavior
offender
offense
community
2016

Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Results From a Survey of Treatment Providers

Harris, A. J., Walfield, S. M., Shields, R. T. & Letourneau, E. J., Dec 1 2016, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 28, 8, p. 770-790 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Social Adjustment
Therapeutics
Research
Demography

Evidence-Based Treatments for Youths Who Engage in Illegal Sexual Behaviors

Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., Rothman, D. B. & Letourneau, E. J., Dec 23 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
Therapeutics
Criminal Behavior
Behavior Therapy
Health Services Needs and Demand

Initial Assessment of Stewards of Children Program Effects on Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Rates in Selected South Carolina Counties

Letourneau, E. J., Nietert, P. J. & Rheingold, A. A., Feb 1 2016, In : Child Maltreatment. 21, 1, p. 74-79 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mandatory Reporting
Sexual Child Abuse
Random Allocation
Social Work
Incidence

Internet sexual solicitation of children: a proposed typology of offenders based on their chats, e-mails, and social network posts

DeHart, D., Dwyer, G., Seto, M. C., Moran, R., Letourneau, E. J. & Schwarz-Watts, D., Oct 12 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Sexual Aggression. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postal Service
Social Support
Internet
Minors
Crime

Same-sex and race-based disparities in statutory rape arrests

Chaffin, M., Chenoweth, S. & Letourneau, E. J., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 31, 1, p. 26-48 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rape
Crime
Risk Management

The Adam Walsh Act: An Examination of Sex Offender Risk Classification Systems

Zgoba, K. M., Miner, M., Levenson, J., Knight, R., Letourneau, E. J. & Thornton, D., Dec 1 2016, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 28, 8, p. 722-740 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prisons

The Effects of Transfer Laws on Youth With Sexual or Robbery Offenses

Rinehart, J. K., Armstrong, K. S., Shields, R. T. & Letourneau, E. J., Nov 1 2016, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 43, 11, p. 1619-1638 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offense
Law
Sex Offenses
juvenile court
human being
2015
Legislation
Sex Work
Minors
Law Enforcement
Social Problems

Parent-Focused Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Mendelson, T. & Letourneau, E. J., Aug 22 2015, In : Prevention Science. 16, 6, p. 844-852 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Child Abuse
Public Health
Parents
Communication
Safety
2014

ADHD and risky sexual behavior in adolescents: Conduct problems and substance use as mediators of risk

Sarver, D. E., McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J. & Letourneau, E. J., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 55, 12, p. 1345-1353 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Sexual Behavior
Cannabis
Alcohols
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Examining deterrence of adult sex crimes: A semi-parametric intervention time-series approach

Park, J. H., Bandyopadhyay, D. & Letourneau, E. J., 2014, In : Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 69, p. 198-207 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
Time series
ARIMA Models
Subspace
Registration

Gambling and sexual behaviors in African-American adolescents

Martins, S. S., Lee, G. P., Kim, J. H., Letourneau, E. J. & Storr, C. L., May 2014, In : Addictive Behaviors. 39, 5, p. 854-860 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gambling
Sexual Behavior
African Americans
Impulsive Behavior
Logistics

Keep Testing the Waters: Fanniff and Letourneau Reply

Fanniff, A. M. & Letourneau, E. J., Oct 1 2014, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 26, 5, p. 401-405 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Research
Water
Psychometrics
Publications
Research

Risk reduction therapy for adolescents: Targeting substance use and HIV/STI-Risk behaviors

McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J. & Letourneau, E. J., 2014, In : Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 21, 2, p. 161-175 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Reduction Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Risk-Taking
HIV
Sexual Behavior

The need for a comprehensive public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse

Letourneau, E. J., Eaton, W. W., Bass, J., Berlin, F. S. & Moore, S., 2014, In : Public Health Reports. 129, 3, p. 222-228 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Health Administration
Population Surveillance
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Sexual Child Abuse
Social Welfare

The Role of Ethnicity, Sexual Attitudes, and Sexual Behavior in Sexual Revictimization During the Transition to Emerging Adulthood

Rinehart, J. K., Yeater, E. A., Musci, R. J., Letourneau, E. J. & Lenberg, K. L., Nov 28 2014, In : Child Maltreatment. 19, p. 178-187 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Child Abuse
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Crime Victims
Hispanic Americans
2013

Childhood abuse and neglect and transitions in stages of alcohol involvement among women: A latent transition analysis approach

La Flair, L. N., Reboussin, B. A., Storr, C. L., Letourneau, E. J., Green, K. M., Mojtabai, R., Pacek, L. R., Alvanzo, A. A. H., Cullen, B. & Crum, R. M., Oct 1 2013, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 132, 3, p. 491-498 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcohols
Drinking
Domestic Violence
Crime Victims
Sex Offenses

Comparison of youth, caregiver, therapist, trained, and treatment expert raters of therapist adherence to a substance abuse treatment protocol

Chapman, J. E., Mccart, M. R., Letourneau, E. J. & Sheidow, A. J., Aug 2013, In : Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 81, 4, p. 674-680 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Protocols
Caregivers
Substance-Related Disorders
Therapeutics
Raters

Multisystemic therapy for poorly adherent youth with HIV: Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial

Letourneau, E. J., Ellis, D. A., Naar-King, S., Chapman, J. E., Cunningham, P. B. & Fowler, S., Apr 1 2013, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 25, 4, p. 507-514 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
HIV
self-medication
medication
Motivational Interviewing

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policy Increases Juvenile Plea Bargains

Letourneau, E. J., Armstrong, K. S., Bandyopadhyay, D. & Sinha, D., Apr 2013, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 25, 2, p. 189-207 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Offenses

Two-year follow-up of a randomized effectiveness trial evaluating mst for juveniles who sexually offend

Letourneau, E. J., Henggeler, S. W., McCart, M. R., Borduin, C. M., Schewe, P. A. & Armstrong, K. S., Dec 2013, In : Journal of Family Psychology. 27, 6, p. 978-985 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Therapeutics
Sexual Behavior
Community Mental Health Centers
Social Justice
Hispanic Americans
2012

Another Piece of the Puzzle: Psychometric Properties of the J-SOAP-II

Fanniff, A. M. & Letourneau, E. J., Aug 2012, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 24, 4, p. 378-408 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychometrics
Impulsive Behavior
Reproducibility of Results
Sexual Behavior
Randomized Controlled Trials

Incentives for Offender Research Participation Are Both Ethical and Practical

Hanson, R. K., Letourneau, E. J., Olver, M. E., Wilson, R. J. & Miner, M. H., Nov 2012, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 39, 11, p. 1391-1404 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivation
offender
incentive
participation
Research

The prevalence of youth with Autism spectrum disorders in the criminal justice system

Cheely, C. A., Carpenter, L. A., Letourneau, E. J., Nicholas, J. S., Charles, J. & King, L. B., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 42, 9, p. 1856-1862 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Criminal Law
Law Enforcement
Developmental Disabilities
Social Justice
Crime
2011

Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: Recommending a Treatment Program and Level of Care

Dwyer, R. G. & Letourneau, E. J., Jul 2011, In : Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 20, 3, p. 413-429 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Offenses
Sexual Behavior
History
Therapeutics
Problem Behavior
2010

Case study: Multisystemic therapy for adolescents who engage in HIV transmission risk behaviors

Letourneau, E. J., Ellis, D. A., Naar-King, S., Cunningham, P. B. & Fowler, S. L., Mar 2010, In : Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 35, 2, p. 120-127 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk-Taking
HIV
Medication Adherence
Sexual Behavior
Therapeutics

Changing approaches of prosecutors towards juvenile repeated sex-offenders: A Bayesian evaluation

Bandyopadhyay, D., Sinha, D., Lipsitz, S. & Letourneau, E. J., Jun 2010, In : Annals of Applied Statistics. 4, 2, p. 805-829 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Change Point
Evaluation
Logistics
Random Effects
Unknown

Do sex offender registration and notification requirements deter juvenile sex crimes?

Letourneau, E. J., Bandyopadhyay, D., Armstrong, K. S. & Sinha, D., May 2010, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 37, 5, p. 553-569 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
offender
offense
prosecution
Sex Offenses

Effects of South Carolina's sex offender registration and notification policy on adult recidivism

Letourneau, E. J., Levenson, J. S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Sinha, D. & Armstrong, K. S., Dec 2010, In : Criminal Justice Policy Review. 21, 4, p. 435-458 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offender
offense
child protection
assault
act

Effects of south Carolina's sex offender registration and notification policy on deterrence of adult sex crimes

Letourneau, E. J., Levenson, J. S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Armstrong, K. S. & Sinha, D., May 2010, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 37, 5, p. 537-552 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deterrence
Crime
offender
offense
assault

Failure to register as a sex offender: Is it associated with recidivism?

Levenson, J., Letourneau, E. J., Armstrong, K. & Zgoba, K. M., Jun 2010, In : Justice Quarterly. 27, 3, p. 305-331 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offender
repeat offender
Sex Offenses
Survival Analysis
sexual violence

The effects of sex offender registration and notification on judicial decisions

Letourneau, E. J., Levenson, J. S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Armstrong, K. S. & Sinha, D., 2010, In : Criminal Justice Review. 35, 3, p. 295-317 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offender
Group
offense
disposition
Internet
2009

Effects of sex offender registration policies on juvenile justice decision making

Letourneau, E. J., Bandyopadhyay, D., Sinha, D. & Armstrong, K., Jun 2009, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 21, 2, p. 149-165 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Justice
Decision Making
Crime

How safe are trick-or-treaters? An analysis of child sex crime rates on Halloween

Chaffin, M., Levenson, J., Letourneau, E. J. & Stern, P., Sep 2009, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 21, 3, p. 363-374 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
Law Enforcement
Risk Management
Periodicity
Population

Mediators of Change for Multisystemic Therapy With Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Henggeler, S. W., Letourneau, E. J., Chapman, J. E., Borduin, C. M., Schewe, P. A. & McCart, M. R., Jun 2009, In : Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 77, 3, p. 451-462 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Risk-Taking
Parenting
Therapeutics
Sexual Behavior

Multisystemic Therapy for Juvenile Sexual Offenders: 1-Year Results From a Randomized Effectiveness Trial

Letourneau, E. J., Henggeler, S. W., Borduin, C. M., Schewe, P. A., McCart, M. R., Chapman, J. E. & Saldana, L., Feb 2009, In : Journal of Family Psychology. 23, 1, p. 89-102 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
Therapeutics
Adolescent Behavior
Mental Health
Problem Behavior

The influence of sex offender registration on juvenile sexual recidivism

Letourneau, E. J., Bandyopadhyay, D., Sinha, D. & Armstrong, K. S., 2009, In : Criminal Justice Policy Review. 20, 2, p. 136-153 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offender
sexual offense
juvenile offender
assault
surveillance
2008

Introduction to special issue on children with seXual behavior problems: Dedicated to William F. Friedrich, PhD

Silovsky, J. F. & Letourneau, E. J., May 2008, In : Child Maltreatment. 13, 2, p. 107-109 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Behavior Disorders
Social Environment
Sexual Behavior
Object Attachment

Recidivism rates for registered and nonregistered juvenile sexual offenders

Letourneau, E. J. & Armstrong, K. S., Dec 2008, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 20, 4, p. 393-408 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Policy