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Jan
28

AP-LS Conference 2015

 AP-LS Conference 2015 The American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting will be March 19-21 in San Diego, California at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. The meeting provides an invigorating glimpse of new developments in research, law and policy across a broad array of topics such as: forensic assessment, children and the law, jury decision-making, victims and trauma. […]

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Jan
26

2015 Psychology-Law Conference Dates

As you start planning for the rest of 2015, here are some psychology & law conferences that we thought you might like to attend. Click each date for more details about the events. Hope to see you at these events!   American Psychology-Law Society | San Diego March 19th – 21st | Pre-conference workshops on […]

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Jan
23

Receive Training & Consultation on the HCR-20-V3 from Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Spring Training Sessions offer a unique opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the field’s leading experts. This Spring, we are pleased to offer 2 Spring Training Sessions: Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 with Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart; and Best Practices in the Evaluation of […]

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Jan
21

Live Wednesday Webinar Series 2015

Beginning February 4th we will host a monthly 3-hour Live Webinar on various topics relevant to forensic mental health assessment. Presenters are lead authors or experts in the field and space in each Webinar is limited to ensure that participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter and ask questions. We hope you can […]

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Jan
16

YLS/CMI and SAVRY helpful for Juvenile Probation Officers’ case planning decisions

Juvenile Probation Officers find the YLS/CMI and SAVRY helpful in guiding case management decisions, particularly when sound implementation strategies are employed, allowing frontline users to benefit from empirically based developments in risk assessment. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary […]

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Jan
14

International Psychology & Law Worldwide Conference, August 4-7 2015

The International Conference on Psychology & Law will take place from August 4-7, 2015. Friedrich Lösel, Chair of the Organizing Committee, writes “At this Conference we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the  launch of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) at Nuremberg, Germany. We are grateful that the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), […]

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Jan
09

Come Join us for Spring Training 2015

On March 1st Our Spring Training Sessions begin. They provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field; Drs Kevin Hart, Stephen Douglas and Patricia Zapf. About the Training Spring Training Sessions are guided online training programs that run for 10 weeks and are 30 […]

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Jan
02

Judicial Preferences Regarding Expert Evidence in Violence Risk Assessment

Canadian judges who consider violence risk assessment cases appear to express various preferences regarding an expert’s qualifications, the procedures used, and the nature of the findings. 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 […]

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Dec
26

New Book Release: APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology

My wonderful colleague and collaborator, Brian Cutler, and I are pleased to announce the release of our latest project, the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. This 2-volume series encompasses a total of 33 chapters, written by leading researchers, clinicians, and scholars in the field of forensic psychology. About the Handbook The APA Handbook of Forensic […]

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Dec
19

Psychopathic Personality Misunderstood by Potential Jury Members

Jury members misunderstand certain aspects of psychopathic personality, appearing to believe that psychopathy is characterized by psychotic symptoms. 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 | […]

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Dec
12

New Release: Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles

The American Psychological Association has recently released a new book by Randy Salekin that examines relevant issues in the forensic evaluation and treatment of juveniles. Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles: Innovation and Best Practice Psychologists have always played a key role in determining how the juvenile justice system assesses and treats young offenders. Recent […]

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Dec
05

Changes in Dynamic Factors During Treatment Predicts Postdischarge Recidivism

Changeability of dynamic risk and protective factors during treatment is useful for measuring development in forensic patients related to reduced violent recidivism. 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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