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Damon Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor

 

Contact Information

Office Hours

 
410 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-2924
Email Address: mitchelldam@ccsu.edu
Monday 9:30-10:30am
Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30-10:30am and 3:00-5:00pm
 

Profile

Ph.D., 2001, Kent State University, Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Criminal Thinking, Sexual Aggression, Motivation to Change Substance Use,

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Sexual Predators
  • Extreme Offending
  • Drugs and Society
  • Offender Testing and Assessment

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Sexual Offending
  • Supervision of Masters Theses

Recent Journal Articles and Technical Reports

Mitchell, D., Tafrate, R.C., Hogan, T., & Olver, M.E. (2013). An exploration of the association between criminal thinking and community program attrition. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(2), 81-89.

Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D., & Lucente, L. (2012). Predicting perceptions of date rape: An examination of perpetrator motivation, relationship length, and gender role beliefs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(13), 2582-2602.

Delude, B., Mitchell, D., & Barber, C. (2012). From the probationer's perspective: The probation officer-probationer relationship and satisfaction with probation. Federal Probation, 76(1), 35-39.

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. C. (2012). Conceptualization and measurement of criminal thinking: Initial validation of the Criminogenic Thinking Profile. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(7), 1080-1102.

Cox, S. M., & Mitchell, D. (2011). Preliminary report: Evaluation of the Court Support Services Division’s Supervised Diversionary Program. Wethersfield, CT: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division.

Cox, S. M., Mitchell, D., & Tirnady, R. (2010). Final report of the evaluation of the Court Support Services Division’s Mental Health Case Management Pilot Project. Wethersfield, CT: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division.


Recent Conference Presentation

Mitchell, D., DeLauro, B., & Angelone, D.J. (2013, March). Measuring 12-step group affiliation with the 12-Step Participation Questionnaire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Gray, A, Angelone, D.J., Mitchell, D., & Grossi, L. (2012, November). A comparative analysis of dispositional characteristics on sexual assault attributions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Tampa, FL.

Newton, S. D., & Mitchell, D. (2012, August). Belief Scale and Criminogenic Thinking     Profile: Psychometric properties and association. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. C. (2012, June). The utility of criminal thinking in predicting    absconding from a halfway house. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tafrate, R. C., & Mitchell, D. (2012, June). An exploration of the relationship between criminal thinking and attrition from a day reporting center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia,    Canada.

Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D., & Assini, A. (2012, March). Quantifying Alcoholics Anonymous affiliation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Meaden, C., & Mitchell, D. (2012, March). Differences on the LSI-R and SPIN-W between completers and non-completers of a women’s transitional housing program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Cox, S. M., & Mitchell, D. (2012, March). A new diversionary program for offenders with mental illness: Preliminary data on implementation and outcome. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Mitchell, D., Villeneuve, J., & Cox, S. M. (2011, November). Prediction of absconding from a halfway house. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Mitchell, D., Villeneuve, J., & Tafrate, R. C. (2011, November). Criterion validity of the Antisocial and Antilegal subscales of the Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology,   Washington, DC.

Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D., Lucente, L., & Angelone, B. (2011, November). Examining alcohol and risk recognition in the “Edudate” paradigm. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality,  Houston, TX.

Grossi, L., Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D., Simmons, P., & Shinkarow, W. (2011, November). Perceptions of sexual assault: Relationship and resistance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX.

Litvack, A., Mitchell, D., Angelone, D. J., & Grossi, L. (2011, November). Applying the confluence model to perceptions of sexual assault. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX.

Mitchell, D., & Cox, S. M.(2011, August). Outcome evaluation of a specialized mental Health probation unit. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D., & Lucente, L. (2011, March). Predicting perceptions of date rape: Examining perpetrator motivation and gender role beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Grossi, L. M., Angelone, D. J., Shinkarow, W., & Mitchell, D. (2011, March). The impact of hostile and benevolent sexism on attributions of sexual assault. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Mitchell, D., & Angelone, D. J. (2011, March). Effects of victim resistance and intentionality of alcohol use on rape attributions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Grossi, L. M., Angelone, D. J., Shinkarow, W., & Mitchell, D. (2011, March). Who is to blame? The impact of specific rape myths on attributions of sexual assault. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern and Midcontinent Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Philadelphia, PA.

Tafrate, R. C., Mitchell, D., Zambruski, G., & Carlucci, D. (2010, November). Criminal thinking, motivation for change, and program completion among probationers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

DeLude, B., & Mitchell, D. (2010, November). Probationer perceptions of probation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Mitchell, D., & Cox, S. M. (2010, November). Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised profiles of dually diagnosed offenders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. C. (2010, October). A comparison of criminal justice diversion program completers versus noncompleters on criminal thinking assessment instrument. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Burlington, VT.

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. C. (2010, June). Emerging criminal thinking patterns from factor analytic research: How well do they fit with the traditional models of irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions. Paper presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA.

Assini, A. J., Angelone, D. J., & Mitchell, D. (2010, March). Is the solution in the steps? Examining factors related to step-work in a twelve-step population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Mitchell, D., Zambruski, G., & Tafrate, R. C. (2010, March). The relationship between impression management and criminal thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.



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