Theodore Paul Cross

1981 …2019
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Research Interests

Ted Cross has a Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University. Dr. Cross’ overarching interest is in developing effective systemic responses to victims of child maltreatment. His current interests include a) well-being and mental health services for children involved with protective services, and b) investigation, prosecution and service delivery in response to child sexual abuse. Among his specific topics of interest are children's advocacy centers, child forensic interviewing, substantiation of child maltreatment, and polygraph testing in child abuse cases. He has served as an expert witness on polygraph testing and maintains a small private practice in child and adult psychotherapy. Dr. Cross is currently an investigator on the Illinois Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a statewide longitudinal probability study of child well-being, service delivery and child welfare outcomes for children involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Families.

Education

AB, Social Relations, Harvard University, 1978

MA, Clinical Psychology, Boston University, 1983

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Boston University, 1987

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Research Output 1981 2019

Law Enforcement
Databases
DNA
Hospital Departments
Nucleic Acid Databases

FOOD NEGLECT AND INFANT DEVELOPMENT

Helton, J. J., Cross, T. P., Vaughn, M. G. & Gochez-Kerr, T., Mar 1 2018, In : Infant Mental Health Journal. 39, 2, p. 231-241 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Development
Food
Child Welfare
Food Supply
Mental Health

Prosecutors’ Perspectives on Biological Evidence and Injury Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

Alderden, M., Cross, T. P., Vlajnic, M. & Siller, L., Jun 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lawyers
Wounds and Injuries
DNA
Interviews
New England

Biological Evidence in Adult and Adolescent Sexual Assault Cases: Timing and Relationship to Arrest

Cross, T. P., Alderden, M., Wagner, A., Sampson, L., Peters, B. & Lounsbury, K., Apr 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
Police
DNA
Nucleic Acid Databases
Sample Size

Psychology and child protection: Promoting widespread improvement in practice

Cross, T. P. & Hershkowitz, I., Nov 1 2017, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 23, 4, p. 503-518 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Psychology
child protection
psychology
Psychology
Child Abuse

Press/Media