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Psychological Research Has Had Minimal Impact on Practice in the Field of Child Protection

Psychology has contributed to the knowledge base and available assessment and intervention methods in the three following areas of child protection: (a) interviewing children to assess child maltreatment, (b) the well-being of children involved with the child protection system, and (c) evidence-based practices to ameliorate the effects of child maltreatment among children involved with the […]

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Tom Grisso 2016 IAFMHS Keynote Address

Dr. Tom Grisso presents keynote address on Juvenile Sentencing and What Forensic Clinicians can Provide at the 2016 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. This content is provided in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS). Click these links for more information on IAFMHS or to become a member.   [...]
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Promises and Pitfalls of the “Research-to-Policy-Pipeline” Process

Policymaking is complex and incorporates many factors and voices. Rigorous empirical evidence is one potential factor in this process, but the degree to which it is built into, sought after, or accepted in policymaking varies considerably. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a […]

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Psychology’s Influence on Prisons and Imprisonment

Psychology has had several influences on prisons and imprisonment. This article reflects on four of these. This is a summary 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 […]

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Law and Human Behavior

TOMM Cut Scores May Not Generalize to Spanish-Speaking Adults

Cultural differences and age may impact scores on the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) among Spanish-speaking adults from Latin America; therefore, caution must be used when interpreting test results from this population. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Sexual assault disclosures among undergraduate resident assistants

Undergraduate resident assistants’ reporting behaviors are determined by knowledge of university sexual assault reporting policy, trust in these support systems and perceptions of mandatory reporting. 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 […]

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