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Tamsin Higgs

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Professeure adjointe

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de psychologie

Marie-Victorin office E354

tamsin.higgs@umontreal.ca

514 343-6111 #40538

Affiliated institutions

Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal (IPP)

Affiliations

  • Membre – CICC — Centre international de criminologie comparée
  • Membre – Centre de recherche de l’Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel

Education Programs

  • Social Sciences and Social Action
  • Social Sciences Social Sciences and Social Action
  • Social Sciences Social Sciences and Social Action

Courses

  • PSY3259 Psychologie légale

Areas of Expertise

Research projects Expand all Collapse all

Traitement, adaptation psychosociale et trajectoire criminelle des agresseurs sexuels Projet de recherche au Canada / 2022 - 2027

Lead researcher : Jean Proulx
Co-researchers : Franca Cortoni , Frédéric Ouellet , Francis Fortin , Tamsin Higgs , Christian Joyal , Julie Carpentier , Nadine Deslauriers-Varin , Patrick Lussier , Monique Tardif , Jonathan James
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(SE) Programme Soutien aux équipes de recherche - Stade de développement : Renouvellement

L'agression sexuelle entre partenaires intimes Projet de recherche au Canada / 2022 - 2026

Lead researcher : Tamsin Higgs
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV113813-(NP) Soutien à la recherche pour la relève professorale

Towards a multitrajectory understanding of intimate partner homicide Projet de recherche au Canada / 2022 - 2025

Lead researcher : Tamsin Higgs
Co-researchers : Jean Proulx , Frédéric Ouellet , Anne Crocker , Natacha Godbout , Jonathan James
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir

Centre international de criminologie comparée (CICC) Projet de recherche au Canada / 2017 - 2025

Co-researchers : Serge Brochu , Jean Proulx , Marc Ouimet , Jean Trépanier , Denis Lafortune , Jo-Anne Wemmers , Massimiliano Mulone , Samuel Tanner , Céline Bellot , Franca Cortoni , Benoît Dupont , Étienne Blais , Chloé Leclerc , Maurice Cusson , Karine Côté-Boucher , Frédéric Ouellet , Amissi Melchiade Manirabona , Jean-Pierre Guay , Isabelle V. Daignault , Anthony Amicelle , Jean Bérard , Francis Fortin , David Décary-Hétu , Anne Crocker , David Grondin , Miriam Cohen , Marianne Quirouette , Tamsin Higgs , Catherine Arseneault , Chantal Plourde , Natacha Brunelle , Marie Manikis , Estibaliz Jimenez , Christian Joyal , Julie Carpentier , Decio Coviello , Martin Drapeau , Marc Alain , Jason Carmichael , Sylvie Hamel , Julie Lefebvre , Frank Crispino , Nina Admo , Serge Charbonneau , Michelle Cote , Aurélie Campana , Stéphane Leman-Langlois , Nadine Deslauriers-Varin , Patrick Lussier , Monique Tardif , Isabelle Fortin-Dufour , Yanick Charette , Amélie Couvrette , André Lajeunesse , Emmanuel Milot , Benjamin Ducol , Annie Gendron , Enid Gabriella Coleman , Mathilde Turcotte , Carolyn Côté-Lussier , Cyril Muehlethaler , Jan Doering , Elsa Euvrard , Shari Forbes , Maxime Bérubé , Jonathan James
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques

Intimate partner homicide: Offense and perpetrator characteristics Projet de recherche au Canada / 2019 - 2022

Lead researcher : Tamsin Higgs
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVX20020-Subvention institutionnelle du CRSH - Subventions d'exploration

Publications Expand all Collapse all

Olver, M. E., Mundt, J. C., Hogan, N. R., Coupland, R. B. A., Eggert, J. E., Higgs, T., Lewis, K., Cortoni, F., Gordon, A., Morgan, P. J., & Wong, S. C. P. (2022). Assessing dynamic violence risk: Common language risk levels and recidivism rates for the Violence Risk Scale. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0001116 

Deslauriers, J.-M., Drouin, C., Higgs, T., & Bastonnais, J. (2022). Implementation and functioning of a collaboration agreement for intrafamilial homicide risk intervention. Partner Abuse, 13(2), 217-234. https://doi.org/10.1981/PA-2021-0026

Higgs, T., Allard, V., & Cortoni, F. (2021). Les interventions cognitivo-comportementale appliquées aux hommes reconnus coupables d’infraction sexuelle [Cognitive behavioral interventions applied to sexual offending]. Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique et Scientifique, 2(21), 233-252.

James, J., Higgs, T., & Langevin, S. (2020). Reactive and proactive aggression in sexual homicide offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice, 71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101728

Higgs, T., Olver, M. E., Nunes, K. L., & Cortoni, F. (2020). Risk relevanceof psychometric assessment in high-risk violent offenders. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 25(2), 219-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12173 

Higgs, T., James, J., & Proulx, J. (2019). The unusual suspects: Multiple perpetrator and multiple concurrent victim sexual homicide. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63(9), 1705-1725https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X19830854

Stefanska, E., Higgs, T., Carter, A., & Beech, A. (2018). "We boil at different degrees": Factors associated with severity of attack in sexual killing. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518758333

Higgs, T., Cortoni, F., & Nunes, K. L. (2018). Reducing violence risk? Some positive recidivism outcomes for Canadian treated high-risk offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(3), 359-373. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854818808830

Higgs, T., Carter, A., Tully, R., & Browne, K. (2017). Sexual murder typologies: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 35, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2017.05.004

Higgs, T., Tully, R., & Browne, K. (2017). Psychometric properties in forensic application of the screening version of the Psychopathy Checklist. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.62(7), 1869-1887.https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17719289

Higgs, T., Stefanska, E., Carter, A., & Browne, K. (2017). The developmental and criminal histories of subgroups of sexual murderers engaging, or not engaging, in post mortem sexual interference, compared to rapists. Journal of Criminal Justice. 53, 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.10.001

Stefanska, E., Higgs, T., Carter, A., & Beech, A. (2017). When is a murder a sexual murder? Understanding the sexual element in the classification of sexual killings. Journal of Criminal Justice. 50, 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.03.004

Carter, A., Hollin, C., Stefanska, E., Higgs, T., & Bloomfield, S. (2016). The use of crime scene and demographic information in the identification of non-serial sexual homicide. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 61(14), 1554-1569. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X16630313

Higgs, T., & Carter, A. (2015). Autism Spectrum Disorder and sexual offending: Responsivity in forensic interventions. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 22, 112-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2015.04.003

Higgs, T., Carter, A., Stefanska, E., & Glorney, E. (2015). Toward identification of the sexual killer: A comparison of sexual killers engaging in post-mortem sexual interference and non-homicide sexual aggressors. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. 29(5): 479-499. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063215609935

Stefanska, E., Carter, A., Higgs, T., Bishopp, D., & Beech, A. (2015). Offense pathways of non-serial sexual killers. Journal of Criminal Justice. 43(2), 99-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.01.001

Book chapters 

Higgs, T., Proulx, J., Gauthier, A., Garant, E., & James, J. (2021). Sexual sadism and offending. In L. A. Craig & R. Bartels (Eds.),Sexual Deviance: Understanding, Assessing and Managing Deviant Sexual Interests and Paraphilic Disorders (pp. 189-206). John Wiley & Sons.  

Higgs, T., Lord, A., Stefanska, E., & Perkins, D. (2020). Assessing sadism in sexual offenders. In J. Proulx, F. Cortoni, L. Craig, & E. Letourneau (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (pp. 139-152)JohnWiley & Sons.

Proulx, J., James, J., & Higgs, T. (2020). Sexual murderers. In J. Proulx, F. Cortoni, L. Craig, & E. Letourneau (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (pp. 295-310)John Wiley & Sons.

Higgs, T., & Stefanska, E. (2018). Psychological and criminological factors in diverse types of sexual murderers. In J. Proulx, A. Carter, E. Beauregard, A. Mokros, R Darjee, & J. James (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies (pp. 92-103). Routledge.

Stefanska, E., & Higgs, T.(2018). Understanding the sexual element in sexual murder. In J. Proulx, A. Carter, E. Beauregard, A. Mokros, R. Darjee, & J. James (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies (pp. 104-116). Routledge.

Carter, A., Barnett, G., Stefanska, E., & Higgs, T. (2014). Offense pathways of extrafamilial child molesters. In J. Proulx, E. Beauregard, P. Lussier, & B. Leclerc. Pathways to Sexual Aggression (pp. 316-334). Routledge.

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