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 a 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 the chair of the Criminal Justice Psychology section of the Canadian Psychological Association. 

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

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., & Stewart, J. (2019). Exploratory comparison between fatal and non-fatal cases of intimate partner. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11, 158-168.

Jung, S., & Wielinga, F. (2019). Simplifying the estimation of violence risk by police among individuals charged for sexual assault. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 6, 38-50.

Tedeschini, J., & Jung, S. (2018). Motivational interviewing in the context of police investigative interviews with suspects. Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice, 9, 1-13.

Jung, S., & Buro, K. (2017). Appraising risk for intimate partner violence in a police context. Criminal Justice and Behavior44, 240-260.  

Jung, S. (2017). RNR principles in practice in the management and treatment of sexual abusers. Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partner Engage Grant (2019-2020)
  • Board of Governors Research Chair, MacEwan University (2018-2020)
  • Distinguished Research Award, MacEwan University (2018)
  • Strategic Research Grant, MacEwan Research Office (2017-2020)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, MacEwan University (2017)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant (2015-2018)

Professional Associations / Memberships

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

Boards / Committees

  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee, faculty co-Chair (2017-2020)
  • Criminal Justice Psychology section of the Canadian Psychological Association, chair (2014 to present)
  • Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, editorial board member (2015-present)
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, executive board of directors, secretary (2014-2019) 
  • Undergraduate Paper Award Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society, member (2016-2019)