Brown, Adam | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7553
Office: 422
Areas of Expertise:
Sexual abuse prevention
Intersection of child welfare and juvenile justice
Assessment and treatment of problem sexual behaviors among youth and young adults
Clinical practice with youth and families

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work

Clinical Practice III: Differential Assessment and Intervention
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III: Psychopathology

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Yoder, J., Grady, M.D., Brown. A. & Dillard, R. (2019). Criminogenic needs as intervening mechanisms in the relation between insecure attachment and youth sexual violence. Sexual Abuse.

Brown. A. (2018). Using Latent Class Analysis to Explore Subtypes of Youth who Have Committed Sexual
Offenses. Youth, Violence, and Juvenile Justice.

Grady, M.D., Yoder, J. & Brown. A. (2018). Childhood maltreatment experiences, attachment, sexual offending: Testing a theory. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Brown. A. & Grady, M.D. (2018). Helplessness and hopelessness in adolescents who commit sexual and non-sexual crimes. Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidenced-Based Research, Policy, and Practice.

Tan, K., Brown, A., and Leibowitz, G. (2018). School, social-communicative, and academic challenges among delinquents and juvenile sexual offenders. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.


Dr. Brown’s current research focuses on developing typologies of male youth sexual abusers, and exploring the role of masculine conditioning on non-consenting sexual behaviors.