Elizabeth Jeglic

Professor at John Jay College (CUNY)
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Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College in New York. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck. Dr. Jeglic's research interests are primarily focused on issues broadly related sexual violence prevention and evidence based public policy. She has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the American Association for Suicide Prevention to fund her research. Dr. Jeglic has published over 120 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Jeglic is the co-author of three books: New Frontiers in Offender Treatment: The Translation of Evidence Based Practices to Correctional Settings (Springer, 2018), Sexual Offending: Evidence Based Legislation and Prevention (Springer 2016) and Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: What you Need to know to Keep your Kids Safe (Skyhorse, 2018). She is an Associate Editor of the journal Sexual Abuse and is on the editorial board of Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

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  • When a sexual assault occurs, the victim remembers the experience differently from a non-traumatic experience, explains Elizabeth Jeglic, a psychology professor at John Jay College who has written three books on preventing sexual violence. When that memory is triggered, “the individual may feel as if they are back in the situation and their fight-or-flight response may be activated,” Jeglic said. This can result in an increased heart rate, panic, freezing up, difficulty focusing, disassociation, headache, nausea, or other symptoms.

    6 March 2021
  • “It’s reminding him of his position of power, that he has all this access to special privileges,” said Elizabeth Jeglic, professor of psychology and expert in sexual violence prevention at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She said the message to the seminarian was: “‘You stay with me, you get access to that.'”
    In eight letters to the seminarian, McCarrick repeatedly urged the young man to call him collect at his offices in Newark, providing his direct line and the dates of his comings and goings. He also urged him repeatedly to come visit — a frequency of demanding contact that Jeglic said constituted harassment and an attempt to “keep him in the web.”
    Jeglic said the reference to the mob hit was a shared, illicit experience that “bonds you in secrecy.”

    6 March 2021
  • Elizabeth Jeglic, a psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said that stealthing can cause psychological trauma similar to that experienced by rape victims.

    “A lot of women describe it to feelings of experiencing rape,” she said. “It violates the trust you had in your partner.”

    6 March 2021
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