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Joan A. Reid, Ph.D.


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Dr. Joan A. Reid is a Professor and the Director of the USF Human Trafficking Risk to Resilience Research Lab located on the St. Petersburg campus. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include human trafficking, sexual violence, child maltreatment, victimology and recovery of crime victims. As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), Dr. Reid has counseled individuals recovering from sexual trauma, including youth in foster care and detained in juvenile justice facilities, for over fifteen years. She teaches courses in human trafficking, victimology and crime and mental health.

Dr. Reid is the author of two books, Human Trafficking: Contexts and Connections to Conventional Crime and A Girls’ Pathway to Prostitution: Linking Caregiver Adversity to Child Susceptibility. In addition, she has published over 50 articles regarding human trafficking, sexual victimization and child maltreatment in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Sexual Abuse, and Child Maltreatment. She is also an Associate Editor of Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice.

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