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Dec
04

Mental Health Courts adhering to the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model lower recidivism risk

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model may be an effective case management approach for MHCs to assist with decision-making regarding admission, supervision intensity, and intervention targets. Interventions in mental health court contexts should attend to both criminogenic and mental health needs. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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Nov
20

Shame and Guilt are Important to the Understanding of Psychopathy and Psychopathology in Juveniles

For juveniles, shame is positively related to psychopathic behaviors while guilt is negatively related to psychopathic characteristics. 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 […]

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Nov
13

Last Call: Proposals for IAFMHS Due Monday November 16th

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Keeping Abreast of Changing Times: Education, Training, & Practice to Enhance Forensic Mental Health New York City June 21st – 23rd, 2016 Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops June 20th & 24th Proposal Submission Deadline: MONDAY November 16th, 2015 Submit at: www.iafmhs.org   Featured Keynote Speakers     Itiel […]

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Nov
06

Investigator Knowledge of Witness Interviewing Techniques: Awareness, Use, and Training

Law enforcement interviewers are generally aware of the difference between productive and counterproductive interviewing techniques, but standardization and implementation of these techniques are varied. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law journal. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation […]

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Oct
30

No Racial Bias in Response to Juvenile Probation Violations

No systematic pattern of racial discrimination appears to exist post release in the juvenile probation system. However, juvenile justice continues to respond punitively to probation violations instead of focusing on treatment-oriented responses. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research […]

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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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