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Carlos Cuevas

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Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of VJRL

Professor Cuevas received his BA from Tufts University and his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. He is currently co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Laboratory. Professor Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence and sexual offending, family violence, and psychological assessment. Specifically, his work focuses examining victimization among Latinos and how it relates to psychological distress and service utilization, as well as the role cultural factors play on victimization. In addition, he is studying the impact of psychological factors on the revictimization of children and how it helps explain the connection between victimization and delinquency. His most recent National Institute of Justice-funded research will examine the scope and impact of bias crime against Latinos. Other NIJ-funded collaborations include the development of instruments to evaluate bias victimization among youth and teen dating aggression. Professor Cuevas also continues to engage in clinical work, providing assessment and treatment to victims of abuse and trauma as well as sex offenders.

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  • Cudmore, R. M.*, Cuevas, C. A., & Sabina, C. (in press). The impact of polyvictimization on delinquency among Latino adolescents: A General Strain Theory perspective. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Cuevas, C. A., & Cudmore, R. M.* (2017). Intimate partner violence prevention among underserved and understudied groups: The roles of culture and context. In Renzetti, C. M., Follingstad, D. R., & Coker, A. L. (Eds.) Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Finkelhor, D., Cuevas, C. A., & Drawbridge, D.* (2016). The four preconditions model: An assessment. In A.R. Beech & T. Ward (Eds.) Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment, & Treatment of Sexual Offending. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cuevas, C. A. & Rennison, C. M. (Eds.) (2016). Wiley handbook on the psychology of violence. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Zadnik, E., Sabina, C., & Cuevas, C. A. (2016). Violence against Latinas: The effects of undocumented status on rates of victimization and help-seeking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 1141-1153.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Cotignola-Pickens, H. M. (2016). Longitudinal dating violence victimization among Latino teens: Rates, risk factors, and cultural influences. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 5-15.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Picard, E. H.* (2015). Posttraumatic stress among a national sample of victimized Latino women: The role of cultural factors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 531-538.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (2015). The Influence of ethnic group variation on victimization and help-seeking among Latino women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 19-30.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Zadnik, E. (2015) Intimate partner violence among Latino women: Rates and cultural correlates. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 35-47.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Bell, K.* (2014). Dating violence and interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55, 564-570.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Lannen, E. (2014). The likelihood of Latino women to seek help in response to interpersonal victimization: An examination of individual, interpersonal, and sociocultural influences. Psychosocial Intervention, 23, 95-103.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., Rodriguez, R. M. (2014). Who to turn to? Help-seeking in response to teen dating violence among Latinos. Psychology of Violence, 4, 348-362.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Bell, K.*, & Sabina, C. (2014). Victimization, psychological distress, and help-seeking: Disentangling the relationship for Latina victims. Psychology of Violence, 4, 196-209.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Finkelhor, D., Shattuck, A., Turner, H., & Hamby, S. (2013). Children’s exposure to violence and the intersection between delinquency and victimization (NCJ 240555). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (2013). The effect of immigration and acculturation on victimization among a national sample of Latino women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 15-26.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Milloshi, R.* (2012). Interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino women. Violence Against Women, 18, 377-403.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (2012). The cultural influences on help-seeking among a national sample of victimized Latino women. American Journal of Community Psychology, 49, 347-363.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C. & Bell, K.* (2012). The effect of acculturation and immigration on the victimization and psychological distress link in a national sample of Latino women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 1428-1456.
  • Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (2012). Help-seeking in a national sample of victimized Latino women: The influence of victimization types. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 40-61.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Picard, E. H.* (2010). Interpersonal victimization patterns and psychopathology among Latino women: Results from the SALAS study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2, 296-306.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Finkelhor, D., Clifford, C.*, Ormrod, R. K. & Turner, H. A. (2010). Psychological distress as a risk factor for re-victimization in children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34, 235-243.
  • Cuevas, C. A., Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R. K., & Turner, H. A. (2009). Psychiatric diagnosis as a risk marker for victimization in a national sample of children. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 636-652.
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    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
    California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

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