Sandy Jung

Associate Professor, Psychology

PhD (Victoria), MA (Lakehead), B.Sc. (UBC), RPsych (AB)

6-362, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2


Dr. Sandy Jung joined MacEwan University in 2007 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She regularly teaches abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, and senior courses in clinical and forensic psychology topics. She actively provides supervision of honours and advanced research students at MacEwan.

Prior to her current academic position, Dr. Jung was a forensic psychologist at Forensic Assessment and Community Services in Edmonton. At MacEwan, she maintains an active research program and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology. She often co-authors papers with her students and collaborators from forensic mental health, law enforcement, and other academic institutions. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual, intimate partner, and general violence.

Dr. Jung is an assistant adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Alberta and an affiliate of the Forensic Psychology Research Centre at Carleton University.

Available to supervise honours or individual study students.

forensic psychology, sex offenders, violence risk, child exploitation, intimate partner violence

Teaching and Research Interests


  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC-339)
  • Forensic Psychology (PSYC-337)
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology (PSYC-435)
  • Special Topics in Forensic Psychology (PSYC-437)


  • Violent offender risk (sexual, intimate partner, violent)
  • Prevention of sexual abusive behaviours
  • Public perceptions of violent offenders and the criminal justice system


Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Jung, S., & Buro, K. (2016). Appraising risk for intimate partner violence in a police context. Criminal Justice and Behavior. [Advanced online publication.]

Jung, S., Ennis, L., Hermann, C. A., Pham, A. T., Choy, A. L., Corabian, G., & Hook, T. (2016). An evaluation of the reliability, construct validity, and factor structure of the Static-2002R. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.[ Advanced Online Publication.]

Ennis, L., Buro, K., & Jung, S. (2016).  Identifying male sexual offender subtypes using cluster analysis. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28 (5), 403-426.

Jung, S. (2015). Determining criminal responsibility: How relevant are insight and personal attitudes to mock jurors? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 42-43, 37-42.

Jung, S., Ahn-Redding, H., & Allison, M. (2014). Crimes and punishment: Understanding of the Criminal Code with a Canadian sample. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 56 (3), 341-366.


Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant, 2015-2018
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant, 2014
  • Faculty Development Additional Funds, MacEwan University, Faculty of Arts & Science, 2014
  • Faculty Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievements Fund, MacEwan University, Research Office, 2012-2015

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41, member
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, research and clinical Member
  • Canadian Psychological Association, member
  • College of Alberta Psychologists, registered psychologist

Boards / Committees

  • Research Council, committee member, MacEwan University
  •  University Students Offering Leadership for Violence Elimination, member
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, board of directors
  • Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, editorial board member
  • Criminal Justice Section, executive, Canadian Psychological Association