Title

Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations

Degree

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Field of Specialty

Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying.

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center 322
781-736-3259
knight2@brandeis.edu

Raymond Knight

Professor Knight's research focuses on aggressive behavior and fantasies in general and on sexual aggression, psychopathy, and bullying in particular. He is interested in etiology, life course, typological differentiation among aggressive individuals, and predicting both aggressive and adaptive outcomes. He has developed a contingency-based, computerize assessment tool, the Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression, which serves as a core component of his multiple research programs.

Publications

Pedneault, A., Beauregard, E., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A.. "Rationally irrational: The case of sexual burglary.." Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. (2014). (forthcoming)

Thornton, D., & Knight, R. A.. "Construction and validation of SRA-Need Assessment.." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. (2014). (forthcoming)

Francis, B., Harris, D. A., Wallace, S., Knight, R. A., & Soothill, K.. "Sexual and general offending trajectories of men referred for civil commitment." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. (2013). (forthcoming)

Harris, D. A., Pedneault, A., & Knight, R. A.. "An exploration of burglary in the criminal histories of sexual offenders referred for civil commitment.." Psychology, Crime & Law (2012). (forthcoming)

Harris, D. A., Pedneault, A., & Knight, R. A.. "An exploration of burglary in the criminal histories of sexual offenders referred for civil commitment.." Psychology, Crime & Law 19. 9 (2014): 765-781.

Knight, R. A., & Sims-Knight, J. E.. "Assessment of dynamic treatment targets for juveniles who sexually offend.." Toolkit for working with sexual offenders. Ed. D. Bromberg, & W. O’Donahue. Amsterdam: Elsevier, Inc., 2014

Knight, Raymond A., & Sims-Knight, J. E.. "A theoretical integration of etiological and typological models of rape." Theories of Sexual Offending. Ed. T. Ward, & A. Beech., 2014

Knight, R. A., Sims-Knight, J. E., & Guay, J.-P.. "Is a separate disorder category defensible for paraphilic coercion?." Journal of Criminal Justice 41. (2013): 90-99.

Robertson, C. A., & Knight, R. A.. "Relating sexual sadism and psychopathy to one another, non-sexual violence, and sexual crime behaviors.." Aggressive Behavior 40. 1 (2013): 12-23.

Hamdi, N., & Knight, R. A.. "The effects of perpetrator and victim intoxication on the sexual aggressiveness of rapists and child molesters." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 24. 4 (2012): 307- 327.

Knight, R. A., & King, M. W.. "Typologies for child molesters: The generation of a new structural model." The Sexual Offender. vol. 7 Ed. B. K. Schwartz. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2012

Parent, G., Guay, J. P., & Knight, R. A. "Can we do better? The assessment of risk of recidivism for adult sex offenders." Criminal Justice and Behavior 39. 12 (2012): 1647-1667.

Pedneault, A., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A.. "Toward a typology of sexual burglary: Latent class findings." Journal of Criminal Justice 40. (2012): 278-284.

Harris, D. A., Knight. R. A., Smallbone, S., & Dennison, S.. "Post-release specialization and versatility in sexual offenders referred for civil commitment." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 23(2). (2011): 243-259.

Knight, R. A., & Sims-Knight, J. E.. "Risk factors for sexual violence." Violence against women and girls. vol. I Ed. J. White, M. P. Koss, & A. Kazdin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2011. 125-172.

Knight, R. A., & Thornton, D.. "A dialogue on paraphilia coercive disorder: Moving toward an empirically based consensus." Sex Offender Law Report 12 (2011): 33, 43-46.

Marcus, D. K., Sanford, G., Edens, J. F., Knight, R. A., & Walters, G. D.. "Taxometrics and evolutionary theory: The case of the psychopathic sexuality taxon." Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice 8. (2011): 6-16.

Parent, G., Guay, J. P., & Knight, R. A.. "An assessment of long-term risk of recidivism by adult sex offenders: One size doesn't fit all." Criminal Justice and Behavior 38. (2011): 188-209.

Parent, G., Guay, J.-P., Bernard, C., & Knight, R. A.. "Intégration sociale et récidive chez les délinquants sexuels graves : Une etude exploratoire." L’agression sexuelle : Transformations et paradoxes. Ed. M. Tardif. Montréal: Cifas-Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, 2011. 256-283.

Walters, G. D., Knight, R. A., & Långström, N.. "Is hypersexuality dimensional and paraphilia categorical? Evidence for the DSM-5 from general population and clinical samples." Archives of Sexual Behavior 40(6) (2011): 1309-1321, DOI 10.1007/s10508-010-9719-8.

Walters, G. D., Marcus, D. K., Edens, J. F., Knight, R. A., & Sanford, G.. "In search of the psychopathic sexuality taxon: Indicator size does matter." Behavioral Sciences & the Law 29. (2011): 1-17.

Yoon, J., & Knight, R. A.. "Sexual material perception in sexually coercive males: Disattending deficit and its covariates." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 23(2). (2011): 275-292.

Knight, R. A.. "Is a diagnostic category for paraphilic coercive disorder defensible?." Archives of Sexual Behavior 39. (2010): 419-426.

Knight, R. A.. "Typologies for rapists: The generation of a new structural model.." The sexual predator. vol. IV Ed. A. Schlank. New York: Civic Research Institute, 2010. 17--17-28.

Miner, M. H., Berg, D., Knight, R. A., Robinson, B. E., Swinburne Romine, R., & Netland, J.. "Understanding sexual perpetration against children: A study of Marshall and Barbaree's integrated theory." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 22. (2010): 58-77.

Walters, G. D., & Knight, R. A.. "Antisocial personality disorder with and without antecedent childhood conduct disorder: Does it make a difference?." Journal of Personality Disorders 24(2). (2010): 258-271.

Walters, G. D., McGrath, R. E., & Knight, R. A.. "Taxometrics, polytomous constructs, and the comparison curve fit index: A Monte Carlo analysis." Psychological Assessment 22. (2010): 149-156.

Grabell, A., & Knight, R. A.. "Examining childhood abuse patterns and critical periods in juvenile sexual offender." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 21. (2009): 208-222.

Harris, D. A., Mazerolle, P., & Knight. R. A.. "Understanding male sexual offending: A comparison of general and specialist theories." Criminal Justice and Behavior 36. (2009): 1051-1069.

Harris, Danielle A., Smallbone, Stephen, Dennison, Susan, & Knight, Raymond A.. "Offense specialization and versatility in the criminal histories of adult male sexual offenders referred for civil commitment." Journal of Criminal Justice 37. (2009): 37-44.

Knight, R. A., Ronis, S. T., & Zakireh, B.. "Bootstrapping persistence risk indicators for juveniles who sexually offend." Behavioral Sciences and the Law 27. (2009): 878-909.

Schatzel-Murphy, E., Harris, D., Knight, R. A., & Milburn, M.. "Sexual Coercion in Men and Women: Similar Behaviors, Different Predictors." Archives of Sexual Behavior 38. (2009): 974-986.

Walters, G. D., Knight, R. A., & Thornton, D.. "The latent structure of sexual violence risk: A taxometric analysis of popular sex offender actuarial risk measures." Criminal Justice and Behavior 36. (2009): 290-306.

Walters, G. D., Knight, R. A., Grann, M., & Dahle, K-P. "Incremental validity of the psychopathy checklist facet scores: Predicting release outcome in six samples." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 117. (2008): 396-405.

Zakireh, Barry, Ronis, Scott T., & Knight, Raymond A.. "Individual beliefs, attitudes, and victimization histories of male juvenile sexual offenders." Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment 20 (2008): 323-351.

Daversa, M. T. & Knight, R. A.. "Generating a model for sexual coercion against children in adolescent sexual offenders.." Criminal Justice and Behavior 34. 10 (2007): 1313-1333.

Guay, J. P., Ruscio, J., Knight, R. A., & Hare, R. D.. "A taxometric analysis of the latent structure of psychopathy: Evidence for dimensionality.." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 116. (2007): 701-716.

Knight, R. A., & Guay, J. P.. "The role of psychopathy in sexual offenders against women." Handbook of psychopathy. Ed. C. J. Patrick. New York: Wiley, 2006. 512-532.

Righthand, S., Prentky, R., Knight, R., Carpenter, E., Hecker, J. E., & Nagel, D.. "Factor structure and validity of the Juvenile Offender Assessment Protocol (J-SOAP)." Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 17. (2005): 13-30.

Knight, R. A., & Sims-Knight. "Testing an etiological model for juvenile sexual offending against women.." Identifying and treating youth who sexually offend: Current approaches, techniques, and research. Ed. R. Geffner, K. C. Franey, T. G. Arnold, & R. Falconer. New York: Haworth Press, 2004. 33-55.

Knight, R. A., & Sims-Knight. "Testing an etiological model for male juvenile sexual offending against females.." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 13. (2004): 33-55.

Knight, R. A.. "Comparisons between juvenile and adult sexual offenders on the Multidimensional Assessment of Sex and Aggression." Handbook of clinical interventions with young people who sexually abuse. Ed. G. O'Reilly, W. L. Marshall, R. Beckett, & A. Carr. London: Brunner-Routledge Press, 2004. 203-223.

Silverstein, S. M., Matteson, S., & Knight, R. A.. "Reduced top-down influence in auditory perceptual organization in schizophrenia.." Readings in cognitive psychology: Applications, connections, and individual differences.. Ed. M. B. Robinson-Riegler & G. L. Robinson-Riegler. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2004

Knight, R. A., & Sims-Knight. "Developmental antecedents of sexual coercion against women: Testing of alternative hypotheses with structural equation modeling." Sexual coercion: Understanding and management. Ed. R. A. Prentky, E. Janus, & M. Seto. New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 2003. 72-85.

Knight, R. A., & Silverstein, S. M.. "A strategy for averting confounds resulting from general performance deficiencies in schizophrenia: A process-oriented approach." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 110. (2001): 15-30.

Courses Taught

PSYC 32a Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 167b Schools of Psychotherapy
PSYC 193b Tests and Measurements
PSYC 300a Proseminar in Brain, Body, and Behavior I
PSYC 316a Psychology Research Seminar