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Sabrina Rapisarda

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Sabrina Rapisarda Doctoral Student, Doctoral Research and Teaching Assistant


B.S. Criminal Justice Springfield College (Massachusetts), 2016

B.S. Psychology, Springfield College (Massachusetts), 2016

M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Endicott College, 2018


Sabrina Rapisarda joined the UML School of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Ph.D. program in the fall of 2019. While completing her undergraduate degrees, she worked for the Key Program, Inc. leading group therapy sessions for male youths in a residential treatment facility with a focus on life skills development, emotion regulation, fostering positive self-images, and both effective and sustainable coping methods. Moreover, she interned at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) drafting intake complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public spaces, and access to education. After graduating with a master’s degree from Endicott College, she taught psychology, biology, and environmental / sustainability courses at the high school level. Currently, Sabrina is a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses such as juvenile delinquency and data analysis as well as a research assistant working on various projects encompassing the following research topics: college campus sexual perpetration, children who manifest problematic sexual behaviors, sex offender management, responses to COVID-19 within correctional systems globally, and harm reduction. Her current research interests include college/university campus sexual misconduct and prevention, collective efficacy, CJ-related responses to COVID-19, the opioid / fentanyl epidemic, and the harm reduction public health approach.