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Nov
28

FREE Access to Articles on Children’s Mental Health Now Available

Routledge Journals has made available FREE ACCESS to a collection of articles on Children’s Mental Health. These articles can be viewed and download for FREE until 30th June 2015. Effectiveness of a School-Based Yoga Program on Adolescent Mental Health, Stress Coping Strategies, and Attitudes Toward Violence: Findings From a High-Risk Sample Journal of Applied School […]

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Nov
21

Separate Housing for Adult Court Youth an Unfounded Concern

The concern regarding separate housing for adult court and juvenile court youth appears unfounded; no differences were found between the two groups in terms of victimization or 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 […]

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Nov
14

How Not to Become Your Worst (Professional) Nightmare: Self Care, Goal Setting, and the Importance of Continued Professional Development (Video)

This September I had the great opportunity to kick off the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS; Division 41 of the American Psychological Association) Student Committee’s webinar series. In this series, the Student Committee asks different leaders in the field of psychology and law to present on topics that are of interest and importance to students in […]

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Nov
12

Call for Submissions | American Psychological Association | Deadline December 1st

Division 41 Call for Papers: APA 2015 August 6 – August 9, 2015 | Toronto, Canada Doing interesting work in the area of psychology and the law? Consider presenting your results at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, Canada! The American Psychology – Law Society invites presentations from any area that involves the […]

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Nov
07

Use of Violence Risk Assessments Tools a Growing Global Phenomenon

The use of psychological assessment instruments for evaluations of risk is a growing phenomenon around the world. 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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Oct
31

IAFMHS Deadline Extended until November 10th

The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) 2015 conference is to be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester, United Kingdom from June 16-18th with pre- and post-conference workshops to be held June 15th and June 19th. The theme for the 2015 is Risks-Rights-Responsibilities: Innovations in Forensic Mental Health Services Keynote […]

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Oct
24

Psychiatric Symptoms Do Not Precede Criminal Behavior for the Majority of Mentally Ill Offenders

Psychiatric symptoms do not precede criminal behavior for the majority of mentally ill 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 into practice. Law and Human Behavior 2014, Vol. 38, […]

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Oct
17

Please Join Us for a 3-hr Live Webinar on the HCR-20 Version 3

We are pleased to announce a 3-hour live webinar on the newly revised Version 3 of the HCR-20 to be led by threat assessment expert and lead author of the measure, Dr. Kevin Douglas. The webinar will be held on 3 different dates and offered at 2 different times on each date. We are limiting […]

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Oct
10

Communication Format Influences Perceptions of Offender Risk

Perceptions of risk vary by the communication format used and laypersons appear more receptive to communication messages that provide an interpretive label than those that provide statistical results. 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
26

Free Access to Articles in Victims & Offenders

Taylor & Francis has made available free access to a select group of articles from Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence Based Research, Policy, and Practice. The Primary Factors that Characterize Effective Interventions with Juvenile Offenders: A Meta-Analytic Overview Mark W. Lipsey Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Crime and Criminal Justice Costs: […]

By Patricia Zapf | Uncategorized
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Sep
19

Causal Attributions Influence Scores on the HCR-20

Casual attributions—judgments about the internal or external cause of an individual’s actions—influence scores on the HCR-20. 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
12

Upcoming Training Dates for Risk Assessment Workshops

Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) is pleased to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for workshops provided by our partner, ProActive ReSolutions, who will be holding several upcoming in-person workshops on violence risk assessment and management. Workshop dates are listed below. As always, online training on risk assessment and management is available at any […]

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