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Mar
23

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. […]

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Mar
16

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 | […]

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Mar
09

Children’s Descriptions of Clothing Placement Vary Based on Question Type

The current study has implications for questioning young children regarding spatial descriptions of clothing. 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 […]

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Mar
02

Degree of Harm and Time Passed are Key Factors for Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation

As time goes on, victims of serious offenses are more willing to participate in victim-offender mediation, but victims of less harmful offenses become less willing to participate. 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 […]

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Feb
23

Research should Include Consideration of Combined CST and MSO Evaluations

Combined evaluations of competency to stand trial (CST) and mental state at the time of the offense (MSO) should be incorporated into research methodology to more closely mirror clinical practice. 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 […]

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Feb
16

(In)Accuracy of Adults’ Deception Detection in Children Equal to Chance

Adults, both professionals and laypersons alike, are generally no better than chance at detecting deception in children. 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 […]

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Feb
09

Impact of Risk Assessment on Recidivism Rates in Intimate Partner Violence

The level of assessed risk moderates the relation between risk management and recidivism; the greater the risk, the more serious the legal sentence. 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 […]

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Dr. Itiel Dror IAFMHS Keynote Address

Dr. Itiel Dror presents keynote address on The Pitfalls in Forensic Assessments and How to Overcome Them 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 [...]
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Feb
02

Computerized Assessments Could be a Viable Alternative to Traditional Assessment in Forensic Settings

Incarcerated participants reacted positively to computerized assessment formats in this randomized controlled experiment. 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 | […]

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Jan
26

Interview Style and Deception Detection

Interview style may impact detection of deception 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, and Law Vol. 23, No. 3, 301–311 […]

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Jan
19

Situational Risk Factors related to Racial Bias and Policing

Situational risk factors common to patrol policing—such as discretion, novice status, crime focus, cognitive demand, and identity threats—can make bias more likely to result in discrimination. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of this research review. Featured Article | Psychology, Public […]

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Jan
12

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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