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Published Works

Click Here to Read "Sexually Abusive Youth Who Are Transgender" 2018

Click Here  to Read "Innovative Scientific Advancement" 2017

Click Here to Read "Diluting the Scientific Gains" 2017

Click Here to Read "What is the Recidivism Rate of Adolescent Sex Offenders" 2016

MEGA 's validation studies are published in peer reviewed journals. Available internationally, our assessment determines the level of risk for coarse sexual improprieties and/or risk for sexually abusive behaviors, including protective factors.

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2019). Family Lovemap, protective factors: Sex, intimacy, and sexually abusive youth. In J. L., Ireland, C. A. Ireland, & Birch, P. (Eds.) Violent and sex offenders handbook (2nd ed., pp. 114-127). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2018). Scientific evolution of clinical and risk assessment of sexually abusive youth: A comprehensive review of empirical tools. Special Issue on risk assessment of sexually abusive youth. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2018.1537337

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2018). Family Lovemap and erotically related protective factors. Special Issue: Risk assessment of sexually abusive youth. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Published online 31 Jul. 2018 https://doi.org/

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2018). MEGA : Empirical Findings on the Preternatural: Sexually Violent and Predatory Sexually Violent Youth. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-018-0242-8

Link to article: https://rdcu.be/bcF1Q

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2017). The anomaly among sexually abusive youth: The juvenile sex trafficker. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 26, 5, 558-572. doi:10.1080/10926771.2017.1304476.

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2017). The juvenile female sex trafficker. Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2017.06.001.

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2016). MEGA Cross-Validation Findings on Sexually Abusive Females: Implications for Risk Assessment and Clinical Practice. Journal of Family Violence, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-016-9845-8)

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2014). MEGA . Empirical support for nomenclature on the anomalies: Sexually violent and predatory youth. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1-17. Published online 2 May 2014. doi: 10.1177/030624X14533265

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2014). Family Lovemap, intimacies and sexually related abuse risk variables. Journal of Forensic Practice, 16(1),1-15. doi: 10.1108/JFP-03-2013-0019.

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2013). MEGA. A new paradigm in risk assessment tools for sexually abusive youth. Journal of Family Violence, 28(5), 623-634. doi: 10.1007/s10896-013-9527-8

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2013). Applicability of MEGA to sexually abusive youth with low intellectual functioning. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 42-59. doi:10.1080/19315864.2011.650788

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2011). A concise review on validated risk assessment tools for sexually abusive youth. Sexual Offender Treatment, 6(2), 1-13. Available at: http://www.sexual-offender-treatment.org/

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2010). MEGA. An ecological risk assessment tool of risk and protective factors for assessing sexually abusive children and adolescents. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 19, 734-756. doi:10.1080/10926771.2010.515542

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C. (2009). MEGA : A new paradigm in protocol assessing sexually abusive children and adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 2, 124-141. doi: 10.1080/19361520902922434

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2009a). Advancement in risk assessment of sexually abusive youth: Applicability of MEGA to low intellectual functioning youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 2(3), 161-178. doi: 10.1080/19361520903120186

Miccio-Fonseca, L. C., & Rasmussen, L. A. (2009b). New nomenclature for sexually abusive youth: Naming and assessing sexually violent and predatory offenders. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18:106- 128. doi:10.1080/10926770802616431


Scientific-Based Risk Assessment - Risk Reports and Pricing 

MEGA offers five formats of case examples of adolescent boys and girls, including youth with low intellectual functioning, and youth under 12. Each case example represents the different kinds of risk reports generated. All of the reports are available for purchase.

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