Publications

Cindy Najdowski


Books

Najdowski, C. J., & Stevenson, M. C. (Eds.) (2018). Criminal juries in the 21st century: Contemporary issues, psychological science, and the law. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bottoms, B. L., Najdowski, C. J., & Goodman, G. S. (Eds.). (2009). Children as victims, witnesses, and offenders: Psychological science and the law. New York: Guilford Press.

Refereed Articles

Noel, M., & Najdowski, C. J. (2020). Caregivers’ expectations, reflected appraisals, and arrests among adolescents who experienced parental incarceration. Youth & Society. Advanced online publication.

Najdowski, C. J., Bernstein, K. M., & Wahrer, K. (in press). Do racial stereotypes contribute to medical misdiagnosis of child abuse? Investigating tunnel vision in the emergency room. Wrongful Conviction Law Review. 

Najdowski, C. J., & Weintraub, J. N. (2019). Juror gender and confession evidence: An exploratory study of effects on empathy and trial outcomes for juvenile defendants. Journal of Experimental Criminology. 

Cleary, H. M., & Najdowski, C. J. (2019). Awareness of sex offender registration policies and self-reported sexual offending in a community sample of adolescents. Sex Res Soc Policy, 17, 486-499. DOI: 10.1007/s13178-019-00410-3

Najdowski, C. J., & Bernstein, K. M.† (2018). Race, social class, and child abuse: Content and strength of medical professionals’ stereotypes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86, 217-222.

Najdowski. C. J. (2017). Legal responses to nonconsensual pornography: Current policy in the United States and future directions for research. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 23, 154-165

Najdowski, C. J., Cleary, H. M. D., & Stevenson, M. C. (2016). Adolescent sex offender registration policy: Perspectives on general deterrence potential from criminology and developmental psychology. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 22, 114-125.

Najdowski, C. J., & Bottoms, B. L. (2015). Effects of jurors’ gender and attitudes toward intellectual disability on judgments in cases involving disabled juvenile defendants. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 26, 407-424.

Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Goff, P. A. (2015). Stereotype threat and racial differences in citizens’ experiences of police encounters. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 463-477.

Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Veilleux, J. C. (2015). A historical review and resource guide to the scholarship of teaching and training in psychology and law and forensic psychology. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 217-228.

Salerno, J. M., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., Kemner, G.*, Dave, R., & Harrington, E. (2015). Excusing murder? Conservative jurors’ acceptance of the gay panic defense. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21, 24-34.

Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Salerno, J. M., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., & Sorenson, K. M. (2015).The influence of a juvenile's abuse history on support for sex offender registration. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21, 35-49.

Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., & Wiley, T. R. A. (2013). Knowledge of juvenile sex offender registration laws as a predictor of adolescent sexual behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22, 103-118.

Thompson, R., Dancy, B. L., Wiley, T. R. A., Najdowski, C. J., Perry, S. P., Wallis, J., Mekawi, Y., & Knafl, K. (2013). African American families' expectations and intentions for mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 371-383.

Bottoms, B. L., Najdowski, C. J., Epstein, M. A., & Badanek, M. J. (2012).Trauma severity and defensive emotion-regulation reactions as predictors of forgetting childhood trauma. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 13, 291-310.

Najdowski, C. J., & Bottoms, B. L. (2012). Understanding jurors’ judgments in cases involving juvenile defendants: Effects of confession evidence and intellectual disability. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18, 297-337.

Ullman, S. E., Najdowski, C. J., & Adams, E. (2012). Women, Alcoholics Anonymous, and related mutual aid groups: Review and recommendations for research. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 30, 443-486.

Najdowski, C. J. (2011). Stereotype threat in criminal interrogations: Why innocent Black suspects are at risk for confessing falsely. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 17, 562-591.

Najdowski, C. J., & Ullman, S. E. (2011). The effects of revictimization on coping and depression in female sexual assault victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 218-221.

Thompson, R., Dancy, B. L., Wiley, T. R. A., Perry, S. P., & Najdowski, C. J. (2011). The experience of mental health service use for African American mothers and youth. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32, 678-686.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2011). Prospective changes in attributions of self-blame and social reactions to women’s disclosures of adult sexual assault. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 1934-1962.

Najdowski, C. J. (2010). Jurors and social loafing: Factors that reduce participation during jury deliberations. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 28 (2), 39-64. Reprinted in American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 31 (3), 49-76.

Salerno, J. M., Najdowski, C. J., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., Vaca, Jr., R. A., & Pimentel, P. S. (2010). Psychological mechanisms underlying support for juvenile sex offender registry laws: Prototypes, moral outrage, and perceived threat. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 28, 58-83.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2010a). Alcohol-related help-seeking in problem drinking women sexual assault survivors. Substance Use and Misuse, 45, 341-353.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2010b). Understanding alcohol-related sexual assaults: Characteristics and consequences. Violence and Victims, 25, 29-44.

Najdowski, C. J., & Winer, E. S. (2009). The neuroscientific study of the self: Methodological and theoretical challenges. New School Psychology Bulletin, 6, 7-12.

Najdowski, C. J., & Ullman, S. E. (2009a). Prospective effects of sexual victimization on PTSD and problem drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 965-968.

Najdowski, C. J., & Ullman, S. E. (2009b). PTSD and self-rated recovery among adult sexual assault survivors: The effects of traumatic life events and psychosocial variables. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 43-53.

Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Vargas, M. C.* (2009). Jurors’ perceptions of juvenile defendants: The influence of intellectual disability, abuse history, and confession evidence. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27, 401-430.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2009). Correlates of suicidal ideation and attempts in female sexual assault survivors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 39, 47-57.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2009). Revictimization as a moderator of psychosocial risk factors for problem drinking in female sexual assault survivors. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 41-49.

Ullman, S. E., Najdowski, C. J., & Filipas, H. H. (2009). Child sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use: Predictors of revictimization in adult sexual assault survivors. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 18, 367-385.

Unrefereed Articles

Hildebrand, M. M.†, & Najdowski, C. J. (2015). The potential impact of rape culture on juror decision making: Implications for wrongful acquittals in sexual assault trials. Albany Law Review, 78, 1059-1086.

Book Chapters

Stevenson, M. C., & Najdowski, C. J. (2018). Criminal juries in the 21st century: A case-study introduction to contemprary issue. In C. J. Najdowski & & M. C. Stevenson (Eds.), Criminal juries in the 21st century:  Contemporary issues, psychological science, and the law (pp. 1-16). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Najdowski, C. J. (2014). Interactions between African Americans and police officers: How cultural stereotypes create a wrongful conviction pipeline for African Americans. Invited chapter in A. D. Redlich, J. R. Acker, R. J. Norris, & C. L. Bonventre (Eds.), Examining wrongful convictions: Stepping back, moving forward (pp. 55-70). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., & Peter-Hagene, C. L. (2014). The application of sex offender registry laws to juvenile offenders: Biases against stigmatized adolescents. In M. K. Miller, J. Chamberlain, & T. Wingrove (Eds.), Psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children (pp. 66-82). Oxford, OH: Oxford Press.

Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., Sorenson, K. M., & Perry, S. P. (2011). Jurors’ perceptions of juvenile offenders tried in adult criminal court. In A. E. Hasselm (Ed.), Crime: Causes, types, and victims (pp. 141-153). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Reynolds, C. E., Najdowski, C. J., Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R. A., & Bottoms, B. L. (2011). Public perceptions of registry laws for juvenile sex offenders. In N. A. Ramsay & C. R. Morrison (Eds.), Youth violence and juvenile justice: Causes, intervention and treatment programs (pp. 331-334). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2011). Vulnerability and protective factors for sexual violence. Invited chapter in J. W. White, M. P. Koss, & A. E. Kazdin (Eds.), Violence against women and children: Mapping the terrain (pp. 151-172). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R. A., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Doran, R. A. (2010). Public attitudes toward applying sex offender registration laws to juvenile offenders. Invited chapter in J. M. Lampinen & K. Sexton-Radek (Eds.), Protecting children from violence: Evidence based interventions (pp. 193-217). New York: Psychology Press.

Mongetta, J. N., Salerno, J. M., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Goodman, G. S. (2009). Children as victims, witnesses, and offenders: An introduction through legal cases. In B. L. Bottoms, C. J. Najdowski, & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), Children as victims, witnesses, and offenders: Psychological science and the law (pp. 1-15). New York: Guilford Press.

Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Haegerich, T. M. (2009). Understanding adults’ perceptions of juvenile offenders. In B. L. Bottoms, C. J. Najdowski, & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), Children as victims, witnesses, and offenders: Psychological science and the law (pp. 349-368). New York: Guilford Press.

Encyclopedia Entries

Washington, Heather M. and Melissa Noel. (2019). Children of offenders. In R. Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology (Vol., 1, pp. 116-118). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Bottoms, B. L., Perona, A. R., Sorenson, E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2007). Interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment. In N. A. Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of domestic violence (pp. 137-141). New York: Routledge.

Najdowski, C. J., & Bottoms, B. L. (2007). Juries and children’s testimony. In B. L. Cutler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology and law (pp. 82-84). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Work Under Review

Bernstein, K. M.,† & Najdowski, C. J. (Under review at American Politics Research). First Amendment knowledge and competence in U.S. residents.

Noel, M.,† & Najdowski, C. J. (Under review). Caregivers’ expectations, reflected appraisals, and arrests among adolescents who experienced parental incarceration.

Najdowski, C. J., Wilcox, S. A., & Brace, J. K. (Under review). Predicting prejudiced social media behavior: Understanding the origins of race-based echo chambers and violence.

Other Scholarly Activities

Najdowski, C. J. (2020, February 24). Legal responses to nonconsensual pornography: Current policy in the United States [Blog post].

Bernstein, K. M., Najdowski, C. J., & Wahrer, K. S. (2020). Racial stereotyping and misdiagnosis of child abuse. Monitor on Psychology, 51.

Weintraub, J. N.,† & Najdowsi, C. J. (in press). Supreme Court declines to review Making a Murderer confession. Monitor on Psychology.

Najdowski, C. J. (2020, January). Action teaching in a “Children, Psychology, and Law” course. American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Newsletter.

Najdowski, C. J. (2019, October). Action teaching in a “Children, Psychology, and Law” course. The Advocate, 42(3). 

Noel, M.,† & Najdowski, C. J. (2019). When parents are incarcerated, their children are punished, too. Monitor on Psychology, 50(8), 33.

Stevenson, M. C., & Najdowski, C. J. (2019, March). How video may influence juror decision-making for police defendants. Monitor on Psychology, 50(3), 31.

Stevenson, M. C., & Najdowski, C. J. (2018, December 10). How video may influence juror decision-making for police defendants [Blog post]. https://blog.oup.com/2018/12/how-video-influence-juror-decision-making-police-defendants/

Weintraub, J. N.,† & Najdowski, C. J. (2018, October). Supreme Court fails to use science in key decision. Monitor on Psychology, 49(9), 31.

Bernstein, K. M.,† & Najdowski, C. J. (2018, March). Does partisan gerrymandering disenfranchise voters? Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 27. 

Najdowski, C. J., & Hildebrand, M. M. (2018, January 23). The criminalization of "revenge porn". Not just a women's issue [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201801/the-criminalization-revenge-porn

Najdowski, C. J. (2017, November). AEC: Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist Award. The Experimental Criminologist.

Wilcox, S. A., & Najdowski, C. J. (2017, April). Should registered sex offenders be banned from social media? Monitor on Psychology, 48(4), 27.

Najdowski, C. J. (2016, February 8). Stereotype threat in police encounters: Implications for miscarriages of justice. The Psych Report. (Op-ed). http://thepsychreport.com/science/stereotype-threat-in-police-encounters-implications-for-miscarriages-of-justice

Najdowski, C. J. (2015, Summer). Scholarship and advocacy at the American Psychological Association Education Leadership Conference. The Advocate, 38(2), 6.

Najdowski, C. J., & Woodcock, K. L. (2015, April). The questionable legality of “upskirting.” Monitor on Psychology, 46(4), 34.

Najdowski, C. J. (2014, November). Mistake-of-law traffic stops: Potential disparate impact on minorities. Monitor on Psychology, 45(10), 22.

Najdowski, C. J., & Bonventre, C. L.† (2014, May). Deception in the interrogation room. Monitor on Psychology, 45(5), 26.

Najdowski, C. J., & Hildebrand, M. M.† (2014, January). The criminalization of ‘revenge porn.’ Monitor on Psychology, 45(1), 26.

Najdowski, C. J. (2011, Summer). Explaining racial disparities in false confession rates: Effects of investigators’ biased attitudes and perceptions and suspects’ stereotype threat. “Actual Innocence” column in the American Psychology-Law Society News Newsletter.

Beletsky, L., Goff, P. A., Glaser, J., Jones-Brown, D., Sidanius, J., Baldwin, M., Kahn, K. B., & Najdowski, C. J. (2010, October). Diagnosing the problem: How to address unwarranted disparate treatment. In the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity’s report, The Contract for Policing Justice.