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Jul
10

Mental Health and Substance Use Associated with Criminal Activity in Adolescent Inpatients

Older age, male gender, previous admission to a psychiatric facility, a history of childhood maltreatment, limited insight into mental illness, substance use, disorders of childhood/adolescence, and aggressive behavior are found to be associated with criminal activity among adolescent inpatients. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. […]

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Jul
03

Upcoming Psychology-Law Conference Dates

International Conference on Psychology & Law | Nuremberg, Germany August 4– 7, 2015 Sponsored by the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in coorperation with the Psychology & Law Division of the German Psychological Society. The […]

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Jun
26

Mental Illness not a Reliable Predictor of Sex Offender Recidivism

Presence of mental illness is less related to risk and needs but is an important factor for treatment responsivity among sexual offenders. 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 […]

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Jun
19

John Philipsborn’s Keynote Address: Putting Our Jargon into Your Jargon (video)

John Philipsborn presented one of the Keynote Addresses at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in San Diego, March 2015, entitled: “Putting our Jargon into Your Jargon.” The address discusses how we can communicate more effectively with the courts and understand recent advances in forensic mental health through case law. About John […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address
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Jun
12

Criminogenic Factors and Psychotic Symptoms Predict Arrest Rates Among People With Serious Mental Illnesses

Criminogenic factors and psychotic symptoms are both useful variables in assessing risk for recidivism among people with mental illnesses not under current correctional supervision. 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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May
29

Keynote Address at the American Psychology-Law Society meeting presented by Dr. Itiel Dror (video)

Dr. Itiel Dror presents the Keynote Address at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in San Diego, March 2015. Dr. Dror’s keynote address speaks about the “Psychology and Impartiality of Forensic Expert Decision Making: When Justice is Not Blind.” For more information about Dr. Dror’s work, please visit: www.cci-hq.com. About Dr. Dror […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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May
22

Juror Ratings of Risk Appear Dependent Upon Communication Format in Static-99R Reports

Prospective jurors draw different conclusions about reported Static-99R scores depending on whether risk is communicated in terms of category, relative risk, or normative samples. 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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May
15

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

Dr. Patricia Zapf, President of the American Psychology-Law Society, presents her address at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society in San Diego (March, 2015). In her address, Dr. Zapf speaks about the importance of dissemination of our work to expand our field and to reach a wider audience. About Dr. Zapf Dr. Patricia […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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May
08

Abuse History Used as an Aggravating Factor in Support for Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

Perceptions of abuse history mitigate support for juvenile sex offender registration in the abstract, yet are viewed as aggravating factors when considering both severe and less severe specific cases. 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 […]

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May
01

Final call for Early Registration for Summer Training Institute!

Today is the LAST day for early registration for Summer Training Institute at John Jay College!  Secure your spot with internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. Below are highlights of the two workshops offered by Dr. Randy Otto on Expert Testimony and Report Writing. For more information on all the workshops being offered […]

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Apr
30

Distinguished Contributions Award Winner Dr. Frederick on Multiple Measures of Malingering (Video)

Dr. Richard Frederick, winner of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology’s Distinguished Contributions Award, presented his address at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society in San Diego (March, 2015). Dr. Frederick’s award address is entitled, “Too Much Information: Problems when using Multiple Malingering Tests.” In this address, Dr. Frederick discusses the issues involved […]

By Amber Watkins | Conferences . Keynote Address . Video
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Apr
24

Common in Practice, Neglected in Research: The Impact of Dual CST and MSO Evaluations

With joint evaluations of CST and MSO, defendants are more likely to be deemed insane and less likely to be deemed incompetent. 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 […]

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