Dr. Scalora is Director of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

Dr. Scalora conducts research in a variety of areas related to targeted violence and threat assessment. This research continues to involve collaboration with state and federal agencies dealing with threat management and counterterrorism issues. Dr. Scalora also collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement on threat assessment research assessing predictive risk factors concerning targeted threatening and violent activity. Concerning sexual offending, he and his colleagues are investigating a range of personality and other risk factors related to sexual recidivism. On a related note concerning targeted violence, his research team is also investigating various risk-related issues (e.g., the nature of mental illness, predictive value of precious threatening behavior) concerning multiple samples of workplace violence. His teaching activity currently includes courses on forensic assessment, personality assessment, and the psychology of terrorism.

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2015

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Response Bias on Self-Report Measures of Sexual Fantasies Among Sexual Offenders, Kindra Seifert, Jenna Boulas, Matthew T. Huss, and Mario J. Scalora

2013

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Threat Assessment Glossary, Denise Bulling and Mario Scalora

2012

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Staff Perceptions of Risk for Prison Rape Perpetration and Victimization, Valerie M. Gonsalves, Kate Walsh, and Mario J. Scalora

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Child Maltreatment Histories Among Female Inmate Reporting Inmate on Inmate Sexual Victimization in Prison: The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation, Kate Walsh, Valerie M. Gonsalves, Mario J. Scalora, Steve King, and Patricia L. Hardyman

2011

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The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Revictimization on Emotion Regulation Difficulties: An Examination of Female Inmates, Kate Walsh, David K. DiLillo, and Mario J. Scalora

2010

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Are All Perpetrators Alike? Comparing Risk Factors for Sexual Coercion and Aggression, Sarah DeGue, David K. DiLillo, and Mario J. Scalora

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Campus Safety: Assessing and Managing Threats, Mario Scalora, Andre Simons, and Shawn VanSlyke

2008

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Behavioral Science Guidelines for Assessing Insider Threats, Denise Bulling, Mario Scalora, Randy Borum, Jill Panuzio, and Andrew Donica

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Assessing Risk of Reoffending in Adolescents Who Have Committed a Sexual Offense: The Accuracy of Clinical Judgments After Completion of Risk Assessment Instruments, Natasha Elkovitch, Jodi L. Viljoen, Mario J. Scalora, and Daniel Ullman

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Political Attitudes Vary with Physiological Traits, Douglas R. Oxley, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford, Matthew V. Hibbing, Jennifer L. Miller, Mario J. Scalora, Peter K. Hatemi, and John R. Hibbing

2005

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Clinical Decision-Making about Psychopathy and Violence Risk Assessment in Public Sector Mental Health Settings, Eric B. Elbogen, Matthew T. Huss, Alan Tomkins, and Mario J. Scalora

2003

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Documentation of Violence Risk Information in Psychiatric Hospital Patient Charts: An Empirical Examination, Eric B. Elbogen, Alan J. Tomkins, Antara P. Pothuloori, and Mario Scalora