Welcome to the Psychology Crime Lab @ MacEwan University (PCL@M)

Welcome to the Psychology Crime Lab at MacEwan University

The PCL@M is an active research group situated in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University. Research is focused on the prevention of sexual assault, child sexual exploitation, and intimate partner violence. Members have published peer-reviewed articles on these and other psycho-legal topics. PCL@M maintains several active collaborations with partners in the local community and other academic researchers.

Learn About Research in Our Lab

The primary researcher, Dr. Sandy Jung, involves undergraduate researchers in her projects. Students may be involved in a number of ways, as honours students, independent study students, and volunteer research assistants. Please contact Dr. Jung to find out whether there are vacancies in the PCL@M.

Refer to other links on this website for information about Dr. Jung, her research team and collaborators, and how to participate in research and access to recent presentations and media.

The latest work from PCL@M focuses on applying risk assessment in a police context. Specifically, "Appraising risk for intimate partner violence in a police context" was published in Criminal Justice and Behavior and "Sexual Violence Risk Prediction in a Police Context" was published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

Latest News

Safer Society Press has published Drs. Ennis and Jung's recent presentation at the annual ATSA conference in Montreal on using the RNR principles in the treatment and management of sexual abusers

Forthcoming is Dr. Jung's book, RNR Principles in Practice in the Management and Treatment of Sexual Abusers, also published by Safer Society Press. And an article in Sexual Abuse, co-authored with Carissa Toop and Dr. Liam Ennis.

Our lab had a strong presence at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in Toronto recently. Farron Wielinga, Carissa Toop, and Cassandra Kleefman recently presented their research at the convention. An upcoming co-authored paper to be published in Law and Human Behavior with Dr. Mark Olver was recently presented at CPA, in a symposium with Dr. Zoe Hilton who presented her work on adverse childhood experiences among IPV offenders.