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APA’s 125th Annual Convention

Are you ready to present your exciting results from interesting work in the area of psychology and the law? Consider submitting programming for the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association to be held Aug 3 – 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C.! The American Psychology – Law Society (APA Division 41) invites presentations from […]

By Amber Watkins | Conferences
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Sep
09

The Relationships Between Psychopathy, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence

The following study examines the combined influences of alcohol use and psychopathy on aggressive behavior in the context of intimate partner violence. 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 […]

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Virtual Round Table | Ewert v. Canada: Past Experiences and Future Directions

Ewert v. Canada: Past Experience and Future Direction A virtual round table with: Dr. Stephen Hart, Dr. Karl Hanson, Dr. Maaike Helmus, Leticia Gutierrez, Dr. Mark Olver, and Dr. Daryl Kroner Moderated by: Dr. Andrew Haag Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:00 to 14:30 MST ConCEPT is pleased to offer FREE CE credit for the Ewert […]

By Amber Watkins | Uncategorized
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Announcing Fall Training 2016 | Competence to Stand Trial and Mental Disability Issues in Juvenile and Family Law

We are pleased to announce our Fall Training sessions for 2016. Early Registration rates end October 1st, 2016! Each session comprises 10 weeks of self-paced online professional training plus real-time weekly consultation sessions with the instructor. Fall Training sessions are a great opportunity to receive professional training from some of the field’s top experts. Each […]

By Amber Watkins | Uncategorized
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Aug
26

Strength-based models cannot fully address direct links to future offending in detained girls

Detained girls’ low quality of life is indirectly linked to future offending through increased mental health problems. 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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Aug
12

Presentation of Prosecutorial Theories to Explain Contradictory Evidence May Lead to an Overreliance on Confession Evidence Despite the Presence of Exculpatory DNA

Confession evidence can trump exculpatory DNA when prosecutors present theories to reconcile the contradiction. 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, […]

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Jul
22

Structured Decision-Making Improves Quality of Offender Supervision

The quality of case management plans for supervised offenders is better when risk/needs assessments and structured decision-making tools are utilized. 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. […]

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Jul
01

Gender Differences on the PCL-R Indicate that Lower Cut-off Scores and Broader Definitions of Violence may Increase Predictive Validity for Females with Psychopathy

Compared to men, females with psychopathy obtain lower PCL-R scores, are more likely to offend out of relational frustration, and are more manipulative and self-destructive. 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 […]

By Amber Watkins | Psychopathy . Violence
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Jun
10

YASI’s Provides High Predictive Validity for Recidivsm in Youth Offenders

The YASI was able to reach high levels of predictive validity, especially with the inclusion of strength-based items, but lost accuracy with female offending. 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 […]

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Jun
03

Reevaluated Psychometric Properties of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised

New research elucidates the psychometric properties of the Psychopathy-Checklist Revised (PCLR) while avoiding sampling limitations. 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. Psychometric Properties of the Hare Psychopathy […]

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May
27

Interpersonal-Affective and Antisocial-Impulsive Psychopathic Traits Influence Drug Use Differently in Men and Women

Antisocial-Impulsive psychopathic traits may serve as a risk factor for drug use while interpersonal-affective psychopathic traits may serve as a protective factor against drug use. However, gender may influence the effect of psychopathic traits on drug use. . This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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May
20

Perceptions of Social Inequality and Criminal Stereotypes May Influence Attitudes Toward Punitive Responses to Criminals

The following study identifies a functional link between perceptions of social structure, endorsing criminal stereotypes, and supporting harsh criminal justice policies. 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 […]

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