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Disgust Reactions from Color Photographs Make Jurors More Conviction Prone

Mock jurors were randomly assigned to view either nongruesome photographs or gruesome photographs in color or black and white. Color gruesome photographs, compared to nongruesome photographs, increased convictions due to the disgust reactions they elicited. This was especially pronounced for mock jurors with relatively higher awareness of their bodily sensations. The effects of gruesome photographs […]

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Mandatory reporters’ knowledge, perception, and trust in Title IX

As a resident assistant (RA), a mandatory reporting role under Title IX, the likelihood to report and refer fellow student sexual assault varied, depending on RAs’ knowledge of reporting procedures and resources, trust in these supports, and perceptions of mandatory reporting policy. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and […]

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Was it something else, buddy? A “something else” alternative does not increase accuracy of answers in forensic interviews with children

The addition of a “something else” alternative to forced-choice questions in forensic interviews with children does not increase the accuracy of answers and does not bypass forced-choice question limitations. 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 […]

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Clinical Experience May Affect The Predictive Validity of the PCL-R

Clinical experience may impact the variability in scores on the PCL-R and its predictive capacity for future violence. 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 […]

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Community-Based Mental Health Treatment Use Drops Preceding Jail Detention

While expanding treatment availability to incarcerated individuals with SMI is important, developing intensive community-based treatment and after-care services are important resources to make easily accessible. 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 […]

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Examining the (In)accuracy of Police Reporting and Interrogation

Audio recording full interrogations may lead to greater accuracy in reporting of interrogation behavior by police and suspects. 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 | […]

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