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Rebecca Bosetti, MSW, PhD

Rebecca Bosetti

Rebecca Bosetti, MSW, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, School of Social Work. Rebecca graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Sociology and a Certificate in the Helping Professions from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Rebecca completed her Master of Social Work with a specialization in Child & Youth Services at The Ohio State University in 2017. Rebecca was the recipient of the University Fellowship from The Ohio State University in the 2015-2016 academic year.


Rebecca completed her PhD in Social Work at The Ohio State University in 2020 after defending her dissertation entitled Maltreatment, Emotional Responses to Abuse, and Trauma Among Adolescents Engaging in Sexual or Non-Sexual Delinquency. Rebecca’s dissertation proposal received funding through the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Pre-doctoral Research Grant.


Rebecca’s research explores developmental antecedents to juvenile delinquency behaviors, the role of childhood maltreatment victimization and trauma in the etiology of adolescent offending, and risk factors that differentiate youth who commit general delinquent offenses from youth who engage in sexually abusive behaviors. Rebecca will continue researching the safety and victimization experiences of juvenile justice involved youth, and hopes to help shape policy to inform the implementation of developmentally responsive juvenile justice practices.


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