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Ms. Vasiliki Georgoulas




Contact:
Phone: 845.938.3598
Email: vasiliki.georgoulas@usma.edu
Vasiliki Georgoulas, MA is a Research Psychologist in Engineering Psychology Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy.

Prior to West Point, Vasiliki worked in different sectors of the criminal justice system; she worked with the New Jersey State Police’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit and the New Jersey Violent Crime Apprehension Program as a Crime Analyst. Her research focused on violent crime case analysis, and her research aided in determining whether unrelated crimes had potential linkage while supporting the efforts of law enforcement to investigate, track, and prosecute serial offenders through analyzing information related to New Jersey’s solved and unsolved crime. Her research topics included homicide, sexual homicide, and criminal psychopathology. She played an integral role in research studying empirical analysis of violent criminal behavior. Additionally, her research focused on the issue of classification of homicide based on the actions the offenders engaged in at the crime scenes, the characteristics of the victims, and the characteristics of offenders.

Vasiliki was awarded a research fellowship position at the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit were she solely worked on a government funded project that focused on an extensive analysis of sexual homicidal offenders’ paraphilia and paraphilia-related disorder. Vasiliki collected, analyzed, and reported on data which were taken from closed, fully adjudicated state and local cases that were contributed from law enforcement agencies from around the country. Her data was then used as investigative implications to assist law enforcement in the search for sexual homicidal offenders.

Vasiliki has also worked in numerous correctional facilities within the New Jersey Department of Corrections, New York Department of Corrections, and New York Central New York Psychiatric Office of Mental Health, both in conducting research as well as working as a mental health professional. Her research focused broadly on establishing empirical evidence for use in sex offender policy and sexual violence prevention. She has also worked in various studies granted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to examine sex offender treatment, civil commitment, and risk for recidivism in New Jersey.

Throughout her time working as a mental health professional, Vasiliki has gained expertise in the assessment and treatment of persistent mental illness; she has worked as a drug and alcohol counselor, clinical intake counselor, sexual offender treatment counselor, and gang prevention and treatment counselor.

While at Bard College, Vasiliki worked in three different research laboratories, spanning her interests from abnormal psychology to neuropsychology to social psychology. Vasiliki received a B.A. in Psychology from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2008) and a M. A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY (2010).