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Jessica Hart

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Jessica Hart, Ph.D. is originally from Southern California, but now resides in Ohio. Her degrees include Forensic Psychology Ph.D., Alliant International University; Forensic Psychology M.A., Alliant International University; Psychology B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Law and Society with emphasis in Criminal Justice B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Contributing Faculty Member in the Psychology Department, with specialization in Forensic Psychology. Her research interests include juvenile offenders, gangs and violent youth, and conducting psychological evaluations. She is a Licensed Psychologist, working as an independent contractor conducting competency to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility (insanity defense) evaluations, and risk assessments. She also teaches for multiple colleges and universities.


PhD, Alliant International University

MA, Alliant International University

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara


Hart, J. L., O'Toole, S., Price-Sharps, J., Shaffer, T. (2007). The Risk and Protective Factors of Violent Juvenile Offending: An Examination of Gender Differences. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Hart, J. L., Helms, J. (2003). Factors of parricide: Allowance of the use of battered child syndrome as a defense. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Hart, J. L., Larsen, A., Litton, K., Sullivan, L. (2003). Racial profiling: At what price?. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice.