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    • Female Inmates Less Likely to Report Sexual Abuse if it is Perpetrated Repeatedly

      Female Inmates Less Likely to Report Sexual Abuse if it is Perpetrated Repeatedly

      Bivariate and multivariable mixed effects logistic regression analyses were used to examine individual, assault, and context-level predictors of reporting on 397 incidents of staff sexual misconduct. The final model revealed that 6 predictors (age at time of assault, physical injury, multiple incidents, perpetrator with multiple victims, the year the abuse began, and the number of […]Read More »
    • Psychopathy ≠ untreatable: Comorbid psychopathy in forensic psychiatric patients

      Psychopathy ≠ untreatable: Comorbid psychopathy in forensic psychiatric patients

      Psychopathy is associated with greater therapy-interfering behavior, with PCL-R Factor 2 predicting institutional misconduct and PLC-R Factor 1 predicting dropout from treatment. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]Read More »
    • Quality of Parent-Child Relationship—Not Parental Conflict—is Best Predictor of Outcomes for Children in Custody Arrangements

      Quality of Parent-Child Relationship—Not Parental Conflict—is Best Predictor of Outcomes for Children in Custody Arrangements

      In determining custody arrangements, parental conflict has been overrated, and parent-child relationships are more closely linked to child outcome. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured […]Read More »
    • Predictors of Reconviction in Lithuanian Offenders using the MMPI-2-RF

      Predictors of Reconviction in Lithuanian Offenders using the MMPI-2-RF

      Good evidence was found for the construct validity of the MMPI-2-RF in a sample of Lithuanian offenders, with scale scores differentiating between various offender groups in a manner consistent with conceptual expectations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings […]Read More »
    • Examining the Validity of Risk Assessments in Predicting General, Nonsexual Violence in Sexual Offenders

      Examining the Validity of Risk Assessments in Predicting General, Nonsexual Violence in Sexual Offenders

      This study, published in Law and Human Behavior, provides implications with respect to the accurate assessment of institutional violence risk within a sex offender population. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | 2018, Vol. 42, […]Read More »
    • Understanding the Developmental Course and Severity of Criminality Among Individuals with SMI

      Understanding the Developmental Course and Severity of Criminality Among Individuals with SMI

      This study, published in Law and Human Behavior, examines differences in criminal, health, demographic, and social functioning characteristics among several groups of forensic mental health clients. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | 2018, Vol. […]Read More »
    • Criminal Culpability of Juveniles: Adult Time for Adult Crime or Differential Treatment?

      Criminal Culpability of Juveniles: Adult Time for Adult Crime or Differential Treatment?

      This article summarizes the developmental differences between adolescents and adults, providing implications for differential treatment under criminal law. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]Read More »
    • Miranda comprehension and misconceptions reflect distinct abilities

      Miranda comprehension and misconceptions reflect distinct abilities

      Contrary to widespread assumptions, serious Miranda misconceptions commonly occur, even among detainees with intact verbal abilities and those with extensive arrest histories. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]Read More »
    • Implementing DBT in Forensic Settings

      Implementing DBT in Forensic Settings

      Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), in partnership with the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) principles, has the potential to reduce recidivism risk within the criminal justice system. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | International Journal of Forensic Mental Health | 2018, […]Read More »
    • I was Born this Way: Psychopathology Etiology Determines Level of Blame

      I was Born this Way: Psychopathology Etiology Determines Level of Blame

      Criminals with a genetically predisposed psychopathology are seen as more blameworthy than those having psychopathology with an environmental etiology. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured […]Read More »
    • Confidence ratings may mitigate problematic influences on child witnesses

      Confidence ratings may mitigate problematic influences on child witnesses

      Ratings-based procedures can be used on children to mitigate problematic influences on child witnesses’ decision-making. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human […]Read More »
    • Diversion Completion Related to Criminological, Clinical, Psychosocial, and Procedural Factors

      Diversion Completion Related to Criminological, Clinical, Psychosocial, and Procedural Factors

      Diversion completion is related to criminological, clinical, psychosocial, and procedural factors. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | International Journal of Forensic Mental […]Read More »
    • Missed Treatment Appointments, Mental Health, and Recidivism Among Forensic ADHD Patients

      Missed Treatment Appointments, Mental Health, and Recidivism Among Forensic ADHD Patients

      Treatment appointment no-show rates are related to serious psychopathological factors in forensic ADHD patients. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | International Journal […]Read More »
    • Cognitive bias: A cause for concern

      Cognitive bias: A cause for concern

      Most evaluators express concern over cognitive bias but hold an incorrect view that mere willpower can reduce bias. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]Read More »
    • Self-Control and Positive Relationships are Central to Support for Organizational Justice Amongst Police Managers

      Self-Control and Positive Relationships are Central to Support for Organizational Justice Amongst Police Managers

      The data from our anonymous survey of command-level police officers reveals that police managers who reported higher levels of self-control were more supportive of organizational justice. In addition, police managers who reported higher quality relationships with their colleagues expressed greater support for organizational justice. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in […]Read More »
    • Break the cycle: Stopping intergenerational poverty through families and schools

      Break the cycle: Stopping intergenerational poverty through families and schools

      Improving the economic stability of the family is not enough: Evidence-based family and school prevention programs can help interrupt the cycle of intergeneration poverty. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]Read More »
    • Keep out of trouble: Validation of a risk assessment measure in a correctional sample

      Keep out of trouble: Validation of a risk assessment measure in a correctional sample

      Despite high interrater reliability and relative ease of administration, caution is advised when utilizing VRAG–R measure in predicting and managing recidivism risk. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into […]Read More »
    • Is THIS the man you saw? Mitigating Problematic Influences on Child Witnesses’

      Is THIS the man you saw? Mitigating Problematic Influences on Child Witnesses’

      Ratings-based procedures can be used with children to mitigate problematic influences on child witnesses’ decision-making. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human […]Read More »
    • Foresight in Blind Line-up Procedures

      Foresight in Blind Line-up Procedures

      To avoid impermissible suggestion, photo arrays and lineups should be administered using double-blind procedures. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy […]Read More »
    • To Deny or Confess Guilt?: A Model of Confessions Describing Suspects’ Decision-Making

      To Deny or Confess Guilt?: A Model of Confessions Describing Suspects’ Decision-Making

      The current article introduces a model of confessions that provides a comprehensive account of suspects’ decision-making during custodial interrogations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]Read More »
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