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Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory does Not Predict Future Offending

Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory does not predict future offending and thus should not yet be used for risk assessment purposes in applied forensic settings. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into […]

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We’re not so different: Comparing American and immigrant trauma survivors

Responses of immigrants from 46 different countries with histories of trauma to Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 in context of immigration court proceedings are generally similar to American trauma survivors. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation […]

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Irrespective of Admission or Denial, the CASIC Demonstrates that Behavioral Correlates are Significantly Associated with Sexual Interest in Children

The items on the Correlates of Admission of Sexual Interest in Children (CASIC) assessment represent behavioral correlates that, when summed in a risk tool development sample, are significantly associated with the admission of sexual interest in children. These items are: individuals who have never been married, child pornography content that included sexual abuse videos, child […]

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Promising preliminary results for DBT in a forensic psychiatric setting

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) shows promising results in reducing aggressive behavior in a forensic psychiatric sample. 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 this research into practice. Featured Article […]

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