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Amanda E. Ruzicka, MA

  • Senior Research Associate

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415 N. Washington Street
Office 521
Baltimore, Maryland 21231


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MA, Towson University, 2009
BS, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2005


My research is predominantly focused on identifying, developing, and testing methods to prevent child sexual abuse. Specifically, my research has focused on identifying the scope of child sexual abuse, developing and testing perpetration prevention interventions for children and adolescents, and the collateral consequences of juvenile sex offender policies in the United States. I am particularly interested in identifying and developing methods to conduct research on sensitive topics with vulnerable populations.

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Prevention
  • Childhood maltreatment
  • School-based prevention interventions
  • Shields, R. T., Murray, S., Ruzicka, A. E., Buckman, C., Kahn, G., Benelmouffok, A., & Letourneau, E. J. Help Wanted: Lessons on Prevention from Young Adults with a Sexual Interest in Prepubescent Children. Under review (accept with minor revisions). Child Abuse & Neglect.
  • Letourneau, E. J., Harris, A. J., Shields, R. T., Walfield, S. M., Ruzicka, A. E., Buckman, C., Kahn, G. D., & Nair, R. (2017). Effects of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration on Adolescent Well- Being: An Empirical Examination. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Advance online publication.