Jeffrey E. Hecker

382 Williams Hall
Tel: 207-581-2035

Research Interests

Forensic psychology, Sexual offending

**Note to applicants: Dr. Hecker plans to recruit a graduate student to start in fall 2023 to be co-advised by Dr. Kristen Woodberry at the Maine
Medical Center Research Institute.

Selected Publications

Schwartz-Mette, R. A., Righthand, S., Hecker, J.E. Dore, G., & Huff, R (2019). Long-term predictive validity of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II: Research and practice implications. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. DOI: 10.1177/1079063219825871.

Hecker, J.E. (2014). Baby with the bath water: A response to Fanniff and Letourneau. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 26, 395-400. DOI: 10.1177/1079063214424644

Hecker, J.E., King, M.W., & Scoular, R.J. (2009) The startle-probe reflex: An alternative approach to the measurement of sexual interest. In D. Thornton & D.R. Laws (Eds.), Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sex Offenders. New York: Wiley.

Kubik, E.K., & Hecker, J.E. (2005). Cognitive distortions about sex and sexual offending: A comparison of sex offending girls, delinquent girls, and girls from the community. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 14, 43-70. DOI: 10.1300/J070v14n04_03.

Righthand, S., Prentky, R., Knight, R., Carpenter, E., Hecker, J.E., & Nangle, D. (2005). Factor structure and validation of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol (J-SOAP). Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 17, 13-30. DOI: 10.1007/s11194-005-1207-7.

Hecker, J.E., & Scoular, R.J. (2004). Forensic report writing. In W. O’Donohue & E. Levensky (Eds.), Handbook of Forensic Psychology (pp. 63-81). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Nangle, D.W., Hecker, J.E., Smith, M.G., & Grover, R.L. (2003).  Perspective taking and adolescent sex offenders: From developmental theory to clinical practice.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 10, 73-84. DOI: 10.1016/S1077-7229(03)80010-X.

Kubik, E.K., Hecker, J.E., & Righthand, S. (2002). Adolescent females who have sexually offended: Comparisons with delinquent adolescent females and adolescent males who have sexually offended. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 11, 63-83. DOI: 10.1300/J070v11n03_04