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AP-LS Conference 2016

 American Psychology-Law Society Conference 2016 The American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting will be March 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. 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 […]

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Feb
12

Join us for Spring Training this March

Our Spring Training Sessions begin soon. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for mental health or criminal justice professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation or testimony, including public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff […]

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Feb
12

Exclusive Pedophilia and VRS:SO Scores Reliably Discriminate Higher from Lower Risk Sex Offenders

 A diagnosis of exclusive pedophilia and scores on the VRS:SO can reliably discriminate higher from lower risk sex 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.   Featured […]

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Feb
05

Mothers’ Attitudes toward Justice System Influence Adolescent Probationary Success

Mothers’ negative legitimacy attitudes toward the justice system indirectly predict increased youth re-offending. 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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Feb
03

Register Now for AP-LS 2016 Within-Conference CEs

Registration is now open for within-conference CE Credits at the AP-LS annual meeting in Atlanta CONCEPT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits for some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). We do this as a service to our profession as many of our colleagues appreciate the ability […]

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Jan
29

A Note to Legal Professionals – Interesting Findings Regarding Bias Screening Procedures in Determination of Juror Acceptability

Factors other than overt, juror-expressed partiality appear to influence challenge for cause decisions regarding racial bias in jury selection. 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 […]

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Jan
22

Behaviorally Specific Detailed Assessment Tools Uncover More Intimate Partner Violence Victimization

Behaviorally specific, detailed assessment tools with more items inquiring about different violent behaviors uncover more cases of IPV victimization than broader, less specific assessment tools with fewer items. 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 […]

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Jan
15

Site Differences Impact Clinician Applications and Predictive Accuracy of the J-SOAP-II

The J-SOAP-II should be used as part of a battery of risk assessment tools rather than in a strict actuarial manner for assessing future risk. 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 […]

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Jan
13

Early Registration Ends January 31st for 2016 American Psychology-Law Society Conference

2016 American Psychology-Law Society Conference The Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree ST. NW Atlanta, GA March 10-12, 2016   The preliminary 2016 AP-LS conference schedule is now available here:  http://ap-ls.wildapricot.org/AP-LS-Conference-2016 As a reminder, Early Bird Registration ends January, 31, 2016, register now to save on registration fees.  Please register online via the American Psychology-Law Society […]

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Jan
08

Gender Differences Apparent in the Use and Interpretation of the SAVRY for Juvenile Offenders

Gender plays a role in the association between the risk/need and protective factors on the SAVRY and risk of 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 practice.   […]

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Dec
18

YLS/CMI cross-cultural validity uncertain for low-risk Indigenous youth

The YLS/CMI accurately predicts recidivism in high-risk Australian offenders, yet has difficulty in low and moderate risk groups, particularly for non-English speaking youth. 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 […]

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Dec
11

Research Suggests Influence of Priming Techniques on Disclosure During Interviews

Priming individuals using attachment security increases the likelihood of forthcomingness in interviews. 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 and Human Behavior | […]

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