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Oct
23

Interactive Training System Successful for Child Interviewers

A computer-based, interactive training system demonstrates promising results for investigative interviewers of children by improving interview questioning skills, increasing adherence to interview protocol, and enhancing overall quality of interviews. 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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Oct
16

The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits within Adolescent Group Offending

Callous-Unemotional (CU) traits are associated with a greater likelihood of adolescents offending in groups and being in a gang. Additionally CU traits are associated with taking a leadership role within group offending, as well as with greater levels of planning in the group offense. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in […]

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Oct
14

Psychological Assessments for Aboriginal Offenders may be Culturally Biased

The Correctional Service of Canada faces an order to stop using key psychological risk assessments on aboriginal offenders because they may be culturally biased. In a 37-page decision, Federal Court of Canada Judge Michael Phelan said he will hold off for 30 days to give the government time to make submissions on how to establish […]

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Oct
09

Harry Kennedy 2014 IAFMHS Keynote Address

 Dr. Harry Kennedy presents keynote address on Active Management of Length of Stay- The Future of Risk at the 2014 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 […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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Oct
02

CPORT shows Predictive Accuracy for Sexual Recidivism among Adult Male Child Pornography Offenders

The Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (CPORT) was significantly associated with sexual recidivism, demonstrating moderate predictive accuracy for adult male child pornography offenders. 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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Sep
30

Free Access to Behavioral Science Top 75 Article Collection

To celebrate the Behavioral Science journals with the highest Impact Factors, Routledge proudly presents a collection of 75 most cited articles from 2013-2015. You can now view and download each of these articles for FREE for a limited time.     The Ape That Thought It Was a Peacock: Does Evolutionary Psychology Exaggerate Human Sex […]

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Sep
25

Ian Freckelton 2014 IAFMHS Keynote Address

Dr. Ian Freckelton presents keynote address on Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity/Mental Impairment: Decision Making about Release at the 2014 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 […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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Sep
18

START Reveals Gender Difference in Prediction of Inpatient Aggression and Self-harm

The START is a better predictor of aggression and self-harm in women than it is for men. 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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Sep
11

Michael Perlin’s Keynote Address on International Disability Law

Professor Michael Perlin presents the keynote address on International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law at the 2014 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. IAFMHS Keynote […]

By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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Sep
08

Call for Proposals | Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)

Posted below is the call for papers from the American Psychology-Law Society (APLS; Division 41, APA), to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 10th-12th, 2016. Call for Proposals Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) March 10-12, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia The 2016 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 10-12 at […]

By Amber Watkins | Conferences . Professional Training
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Sep
04

SSPI Bolsters Validity for STABLE-2007’s Deviant Sexual Interest Items

The SSPI significantly added to the predictive accuracy of the STABLE-2007 in terms of deviant sexual interest in children while it did not bolster the Static-99R or Static-2002R. 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 […]

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Sep
03

Call for Abstracts | 16th Annual IAFMHS Conference

Posted below is the Call for Abstracts for the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, to be held in NYC from June 21st-23rd, 2016. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Keeping Abreast of Changing Times: Education, Training, & Practice to Enhance Forensic Mental Health   16th Annual IAFMHS Conference June 21st-23rd, 2016 John Jay College of […]

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