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Sarah C. Nicksa PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Sociology 2011

    Northeastern University (MA)

  • MA Sociology 2006

    Northeastern University (MA)

  • BA Sociology 2004

    College of Charleston (SC)

  • CJ 240 Domestic Terrorism

  • CJ 260 Victimology

  • CJ 315 Juvenile Justice System

  • CJ 616 Drugs and Crime

  • CJ 688 Victimology

Much of my research focus is on bystanders of sexual violence; specifically, I study how and why college students choose to intervene in sexual assault and dating violence. I also study the experiences and help-seeking of survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.

Selected Publications

  • Lisak, D., Gardinier, L., Nicksa, S.C., & Cote, A.M. (2011). False allegations of sexual assault: An analysis of ten years of reported cases. Violence Against Women, 16(12), 1318–1334.

  • Nicksa, S.C. (2014). Bystander's willingness to report theft, physical assault, and sexual assault: The impact of gender, anonymity, and relationship with the offender. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(2), 217–236.

American Society of Criminology (ASC), Eastern Sociological Society (ESS)