Alexander’s research focuses on violence and victimization, forensic assessment, human sexuality, sexual offending, and trauma-informed and culturally informed practice. Alexander is inspired by her years of providing trauma-based treatment to child and adolescent victims of sexual violence, much of Alexander's research centers on examining outcomes related to childhood maltreatment in adolescents in the general population, juvenile justice-involved adolescents, and emerging adults.
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Discusses how intersectionality in sex positive research, training, and practice is practically non-existent in psychology. The aim of the present paper is to analyze issues related to sex and sexuality from an intersectional sex positive framework.
Discusses medical evidence and race of victim influence victim believability such that medical evidence was more impactful for cases with African American victims in child sexual abuse cases.
Explores how research has found differences in sexual behavior and types of sexual offending by offense category and racial/ethnic group. The present study examined effects of offense category, victim age, and race/ethnicity on sexual behavior.