Sandy Jung

Professor, Psychology

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

6-362, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Sandy Jung is a Board of Governors Research Chair and 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 supervises honours and advanced research students at MacEwan.

Prior to her current academic position, Dr. Jung was a forensic psychologist at a forensic outpatient clinic 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, violence risk, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child sexual exploitation materials, homicide, offender denial of responsibility

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)
  • Excuses and cognitions of offenders
  • Prevention of sexually abusive behaviours
  • Public perceptions of violent offenders and the criminal justice system


Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Jung, S. (2018). Sexual violence risk prediction in a police context. Sexual Abuse. [Advanced online publication]

Jung, S., Wielinga, F., & Ennis, L. (2018). Can we keep it simple? Using the BARR-2002R with a community-based sex offender sample. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24, 25-36.

Ennis, L., Toop, C., Jung, S., & Bois, S. (2017). Instrumental and reactive intimate partner violence: Offender characteristics, re-offense rates, and risk management. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 4, 61-76.

Jung, S., & Dowker, B. A. (2016). Comparing responsivity factors among offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55, 148-167.

Jung, S., & Buro, K. (2016). Appraising risk for intimate partner violence in a police context. Criminal Justice and Behavior44, 240-260.  

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, 61, 464-487.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Board of Governors Research Chair, MacEwan University (2018-2020)
  • Distinguished Research Award, MacEwan University (2018)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, MacEwan University (2017)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant (2015-2018)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant (2014)
  • Faculty Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievements Fund, MacEwan University, Research Office (2012-2018)

Professional Associations / Memberships

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

Boards / Committees

  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee, faculty co-Chair
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, board of directors
  • Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, editorial board member
  • Criminal Justice Section, vice chair, Canadian Psychological Association
  • Undergraduate Paper Award Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society, member