Victoria Knoche

Victoria (Tori) Knoche

Doctoral student
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Summary

My research has primarily focused on areas in which psychology and the legal system intersect. My research integrates aspects of psychology, sociology, and criminology. I have examined issues related to having contact with the justice system in both adults and juveniles. I am particularly interested in the effects that the legal system can have on juveniles in the child welfare and justice systems. As a doctoral candidate, my dissertation research examines  procedural justice elements and the quality of interactions between judges and juveniles in the justice system and how this is associated with juvenile behavioral outcomes.

Education

  • M.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Recent publications

  • Russell, K. N., Marsh, S., & Knoche, V. A. (2019). Judges’ perceptions of juvenile sexual offending: Implications for educative preparation, practice, and policy (in press).
  • Knoche, V. A., & Russell, K. N. (2019). Teacher-student sexual relationships: The role of age, gender, and multiple victims on incarceration and registration outcomes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Knoche, V. A., Summers, A., & Miller, M. (2018). Trauma-informed: Urban and rural dependency court personnel’s understanding of trauma and perceptions of court policies, practice, and environment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 11(4), 495-505. doi: 10.1007/s40653-018-0219-7
  • Summers, A., Shdaimah, C., & Knoche, V. A. (2018). Exploring the use of an emancipation checklist for older youth (18-21) exiting foster care. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 69(4), 73-88.

Technical reports

Recent conference presentations

  • Knoche, V. A., Russell, K. N. (2019, March). Judges’ perceptions of juvenile sexual offending: Implications for educative preparation, practice, and policy. Paper presented at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Knoche, V. A., Russell, K. N. (2019, March). Teacher-student sexual relationships: The role of age, gender, and multiple victims on incarceration and registration outcomes. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) hosted by the Association of Psychological Science (APS), Paris, France.
  • Russell, K. N., Marsh, S., & Knoche, V. A. (2019, March). Judges’ perceptions of juvenile sexual offending: Implications for educative preparation, practice, and policy. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) hosted by the Association of Psychological Science (APS), Paris, France.
  • Knoche, V. A., Russell, K. N., & Marsh, S. (2018, June). Sex offenders: Exploration of public perceptions and policy implications. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Knoche, V. A., & Murray, C. I. (2018, April). New religious movement members’ decision to stay or leave: Disengagement and profit. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
  • Knoche, V. A., Summers, A., & Shdaimah, C. (2016, April). Evaluating the use of a checklist to enhance decision-making and outcomes for older youth exiting foster care. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association Conference, Reno, NV.