Journal Articles:

-2022-

Pham, A. T., Nunes, K. L., Maimone, S., & Jung, S. (2022). Childhood sexual victimization, pedophilic interest, and antisocial orientation. Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention, 17, 1-30. https://doi.org/10.5964/sotrap.5425 [Abstract]

Pedneault, C. I., Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., & White, K. (2022). Evaluative attitudes may explain the link between injunctive norms and sexual aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(3-4), 1933-1959. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520926306 [Abstract]

LaPierre, A. R., Pedneault, C. I., & Nunes, K. L. (2022). Factor structure and distinctiveness of the Violent Behavior Vignette Questionnaire. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2022.2051657 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Pedneault, C. I., & Hermann, C. A. (2022). Do attitudes toward violence affect violent behavior? Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2021.2019158 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Prescott, D. S., Ennis, L., & Kepros, L. R. (2022). Different perspectives on (un)certainty: Challenges, standards, and strategies. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 28, 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2021.1896809 [Abstract]

-2021-

Nunes, K. L., Pedneault, C. I., & Hermann, C. A. (2021). The Evaluation of Violence Questionnaire (EVQ): Development and validity of a self-report measure of evaluative attitudes toward violence. Psychology of Violence, 11, 591-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000388 [Abstract]

Pedneault, C., Hermann, C. A., & Nunes, K. L. (2021). Disentangling cognitions about sexual aggression. Sexual Abuse, 33, 975-996. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000627 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., Maimone, S., Atlas, M., & Grant, B. A. (2021). The Violent Behavior Vignette Questionnaire (VBVQ): A measure of violent behavior for research in forensic and non-forensic settings and populations. Psychological Reports, 124, 1863-1896. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120939308 [Abstract]

Pedneault, C. I., Hilgard, J., Pettersen, C., Hermann, C. A., White, K., & Nunes, K. L. (2021). How well do indirect measures assess sexual interest in children? A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89, 350-363. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000627 [Abstract]

Pham, A. T., Nunes, K. L., Maimone, S., & Hermann, C. A. (2021). How accurately can researchers measure criminal history, sexual deviance, and risk of sexual recidivism from self-report information alone? Journal of Sexual Aggression, 27, 106-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2020.1741709 [Abstract]

Hilton, N. Z., Pham, A. T., Jung, S., Nunes, K., & Ennis, L. (2021). Risk scores and reliability of the SARA, SARA-V3, B-SAFER, and ODARA among intimate partner violence (IPV) cases referred for threat assessment. Police Practice and Research, 22, 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2020.1798235 [Abstract]

-2020-

Higgs, T., Olver, M. E., Nunes, K. L., & Cortoni, F. (2020). Risk relevance of psychometric assessment and evaluator ratings of dynamic risk factors in high-risk violent offenders. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 25, 219-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12173 [Abstract]

Pettersen, C., Nunes, K. L., Kostiuk, N., Jung, S., & Atlas, M. (2020). Explicit and implicit self-esteem, narcissism, and recidivism risk in a sample of men who have sexually offended against children. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 1319-1332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-01598-6 [Abstract]

-2019-

McPhail, I. V., Hermann, C. A., Fernane, S., Fernandez, Y. M., Nunes, K. L., & Cantor, J. M. (2019). Validity in phallometric testing for sexual interests in children: A meta-analytic review. Assessment, 26, 535-551. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117706 [Abstract]

Higgs, T., Cortoni, F., & Nunes, K. L. (2019). Reducing violence risk? Some positive recidivism outcomes for Canadian treated high-risk offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46, 359-373. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854818808830 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Pedneault, C., Filleter, W. E., Maimone, S., Blank, C., & Atlas, M. (2019). “I know correlation doesn’t prove causation, but…”: Are we jumping to unfounded conclusions about the causes of sexual offending? Sexual Abuse, 31, 220-236. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063217729156 [Abstract]

-2018-

Blank, C., Nunes, K. L., Maimone, S., Hermann, C. A., & McPhail, I. V. (2018). Is childhood sexual victimization associated with beliefs regarding sexual offending, self-esteem, narcissism, and emotional congruence with children? Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24, 259-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2018.1509574 [Abstract]

McPhail, I. V., Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., Sewell, R., Peacock, E., Looman, J., & Fernandez, Y. (2018). Emotional congruence with children: Are implicit and explicit child-like self-concept and attitude towards children associated with sexual offending against children? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 2241-2254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1288-2 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., White, K., Pettersen, C., & Bumby, K. (2018). Attitude may be everything, but is everything an attitude? Cognitive distortions may not be evaluations of rape. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 30, 43-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063215625489 [Abstract]

Hermann, C. A., & Nunes, K. L. (2018). Implicit and explicit evaluations of sexual aggression predict subsequent sexually aggressive behavior in a sample of community men. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 30, 510-532. https://doi.org/10.177/1079063216682952 [Abstract]

Hermann, C. A., Nunes, K. L., & Maimone, S. (2018). Examining implicit and explicit evaluations of sexual aggression and sexually aggressive behavior in men recruited online. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 30, 484-509. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063216681560 [Abstract]

Pettersen, C., Nunes, K. L., & Cortoni, F. (2018). The factor structure of the Aggression Questionnaire with violent offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 1888-1905. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17691242 [Abstract]

-2017-

Pettersen, C., Nunes, K. L., & Cortoni, F. (2017). Does the factor structure of the Aggression Questionnaire hold for sexual offenders? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43, 811-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854815618692 [Abstract]

Kanters, T., Hornsveld, R. H. J., Nunes, K. L., Zwets, A. J., Muris, P., & van Marle, H. J. C. (2017). The Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20): Factor structure and psychometric properties. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 28, 368-387. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2017.1284887 [Abstract]

Hilton, N. Z., Ham, E., Nunes, K. L., Rodrigues, N. C., Frank, C., & Seto, M. C. (2017). Using graphs to improve violence risk communication. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44, 678-694. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854816668916 [Abstract]

-2016-

Nunes, K. L., Pettersen, C., Hermann, C. A., Looman, J., & Spape, J. (2016). Does change on the MOLEST and RAPE scales predict sexual recidivism? Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28, 427-447. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063214540725 [Abstract]

Pettersen, C., Nunes, K. L., & Cortoni, F. (2016). Does the factor structure of the Aggression Questionnaire hold for sexual offenders? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43, 811-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854815618692 [Abstract]

Kanters, T., Hornsveld, R. H. J., Nunes, K. L., Zwets, A. J., Buck, N. M. L., Muris, P., & van Marle, H. J. C. (2016). Aggression and social anxiety are associated with sexual offending against children. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 15, 265-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2016.1193073 [Abstract]

Kanters, T., Hornsveld, R. H. J., Nunes, K. L., Huijding, J., Zwets, A. J., Snowden, R. J., Muris, P., & van Marle, H. J. C. (2016). Are child abusers sexually attracted to submissiveness? Assessment of sex-related cognition with the Implicit Association Test. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28, 448-468. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063214544330 [Abstract]

-2015-

Pettersen, C., Nunes, K. L., Woods, M., Maimone, S., Hermann, C. A., Looman, J., & Spape, J. (2015). Does change in hostility predict sexual recidivism? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(6), 565-587. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14547033 [Abstract]

Babchishin, K. M., Nunes, K. L., & Hermann, C. A., & Malcom, J. R. (2015). Implicit sexual interest in children: Does separating gender influence discrimination when using the Implicit Association Test? Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21, 194-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2013.836575 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., Maimone, S., & Woods, M. (2015). Thinking clearly about violent cognitions: Attitudes may be distinct from other cognitions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(8), 1322-1347. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514540329 [Abstract]

-2014-

Babchishin, K. M., Nunes, K. L., & Kessous, N. (2014). A multimodal examination of sexual interest in children: A comparison of sex offenders and nonsex offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 26, 343-374. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063213492343 [Abstract]

-2013-

McPhail, I. V., Hermann, C. A., & Nunes, K. L. (2013). Emotional congruence with children and sexual offending against children: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 737-749. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033248  [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., & Jung, S. (2013). Are cognitive distortions associated with denial and minimization among sex offenders? Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment25, 166-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063212453941 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., Malcom, J. R., & Lavoie, K. (2013). Childhood sexual victimization, pedophilic interest, and sexual recidivism. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 703- 711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.01.008 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Hermann, C. A., & Ratcliffe, K. (2013). Implicit and explicit attitudes towards rape are associated with sexual aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 2657-2675. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513487995 [Abstract]

Babchishin, K. M., Nunes, K. L., & Hermann, C. A. (2013). The validity of Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures of sexual attraction to children: A meta-analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 487-499. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-012-0022-8 [Abstract]

-2012-

Jung, S., & Nunes, K. L. (2012). Denial and its relationship with treatment perceptions among sex offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 23, 485-496. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2012.697567 [Abstract]

Hermann, C. A., Babchishin, K. M., Nunes, K. L., Leth-Steensen, C., & Cortoni, F. (2012). Factor structure of the Bumby RAPE scale: A two-factor model. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 869-886. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854812436802 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., & Babchishin, K. M. (2012). Construct validity of the Stable-2000 and Stable-2007 scores. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 24, 29-45. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063211404921 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., McPhail, I. V., & Babchishin, K. M. (2012). Social anxiety and sexual offending against children: A cumulative meta-analysis. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 18, 284-293. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2010.549243 [Abstract]

-2011-

Nunes, K. L., & Pettersen, C. (2011). Competitive disadvantage makes attitudes towards rape less negative. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 509-521. https://doi.org/10.1177/147470491100900403 [Abstract]

Nunes, K. L., Babchishin, K. M., & Cortoni, F. (2011). Measuring treatment change in sex offenders: Clinical and statistical significance. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 157-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854810391054 [Abstract]

-2010-

Nunes, K. L., Cortoni, F, & Serin, R. C. (2010). Screening offenders for risk of drop-out and expulsion from correctional programmes. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532508X401887 [Abstract]