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    • 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 »
    • Eyewitness’ Ratings-Based Appraisals May Enhance Juror Evaluation of Evidence

      Eyewitness’ Ratings-Based Appraisals May Enhance Juror Evaluation of Evidence

      Ratings-based evaluations in lineups may help jurors better evaluate eyewitness testimony. 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 Behavior | 2017, Vol. […]Read More »
    • Finding a Balance Between Simple and Complex is Key for Jury Instructions

      Finding a Balance Between Simple and Complex is Key for Jury Instructions

      Efforts to make instructions simpler for jurors require a careful balance between decreasing conceptual complexity while still providing enough information to convey the point and ensure juror attention. 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 […]Read More »
    • The relationship between Intermittent Explosive Disorder and offending behavior

      The relationship between Intermittent Explosive Disorder and offending behavior

      Intermittent Explosive Disorder is significantly associated with a wide array of violent offending. That is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental. 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 […]Read More »
    • High Base Rate of Feigning Detected Among Defendants Committed for Competency Restoration

      High Base Rate of Feigning Detected Among Defendants Committed for Competency Restoration

      This study examined the utility of an admission screening process to explore whether screening processes can be useful in identifying individuals who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial and may need a comprehensive assessment of feigning. These data confirm that the assessment of response style is a critical component of a forensic evaluation, either […]Read More »
    • Dr. Eve Brank presents her Presidential Address at the American Psychology-Law Society meeting (video)

      Dr. Eve Brank presents her Presidential Address at the American Psychology-Law Society meeting (video)

      Dr. Eve Brank, President of the American Psychology-Law Society, presents her address at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society in Memphis (March, 2018). In her address, Dr. Brank speaks about the importance of Expanding, Communicating, and Developing the field: Looking Internally and Externally to meet our Challenges. About Dr. Eve Brank Dr. Brank […]Read More »
    • MMPI-2-RF comparison groups for defendants evaluated for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility

      MMPI-2-RF comparison groups for defendants evaluated for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility

      The MMPI-2-RF can be useful in characterizing defendants evaluated for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility, which will allow forensic examiners to have a better sense of what to expect in terms of MMPI-2-RF results from individuals undergoing such evaluations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The International Journal […]Read More »
    • Support for the Admissibility of Forensic Neuropsychological Evidence

      Support for the Admissibility of Forensic Neuropsychological Evidence

      This study on the state of the practice in forensic neuropsychological assessment provides key insight into accepted and well-validated instruments commonly used in forensic assessment. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The Clinical Neuropsychologist. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]Read More »
    • Assessing Sentence Comprehension May Reduce the Frequency of Invalid MMPI-2-RF Protocols

      Assessing Sentence Comprehension May Reduce the Frequency of Invalid MMPI-2-RF Protocols

      Assessing sentence comprehension, as opposed to word reading, may reduce the frequency of Invalid MMPI-2-RF Protocols in forensic evaluation. 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. […]Read More »
    • Fighting for objectivity: Cognitive bias in forensic examinations

      Fighting for objectivity: Cognitive bias in forensic examinations

      Forensic evaluations are not immune to various cognitive biases, but there are ways to mitigate them. 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 | […]Read More »
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