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Jan
17

Static-99 and Static-99R May NOT Work as Well for Latino Offenders

The Static-99 and the Static-99R may not work as well for Latino offenders as it does for Black and White offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Jan
10

APA Gun Violence Report and Webinars Now Available

Gun violence has become a focus of study for a number of groups across the United States as a result of recent events across the country. The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published a report on the prediction, prevention and policy related to gun violence. In addition, Division 18 of the APA (Psychologists in Public […]

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Jan
03

Developmental Factors May Contribute to Adolescent Offending

Developmental factors serve to tip adolescents’ risk appraisals toward risk-taking, which contributes to adolescent 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 a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human […]

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Dec
27

Chances are You Know Half as Much as You Did 7 Years Ago: Half-Life of Knowledge Underscores the Importance of Continued Professional Development

The half-life of knowledge is an interesting and important concept. Half-life of knowledge refers to the number of years that it would take for half of the information or knowledge available in a field of study to become defunct or superseded by new information.  This number, of course, varies by field or specialized area of […]

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Dec
20

Changes in Dynamic Risk Factors Predict Short-Term Institutional Violence

Changes in dynamic risk factors predict short-term institutional violence, even after controlling for static risk factors. 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 […]

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Dec
13

50 Professional Resources Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology

Various professional organizations have developed documents and other resources that are relevant to the practice of forensic psychology. We have collated these below for ease of access, as professionals who practice in the area of forensic psychology should be familiar with the existence of these resources. If you have others you’d like us to add, […]

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Dec
06

Clinical Opinions Regarding Likelihood of Restoration to Competence Depend Upon Records Reviewed

Evaluators who did not consider psychological, medical and/or criminal records as part of a competency evaluation were more likely to opine incompetent defendants as restorable than those who did consider these records. 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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Nov
22

Most Americans Do NOT have a Complete Understanding of their Miranda Rights

Most Americans do not have a complete understanding of their Miranda rights. In fact, only about 3% are aware of their continuing legal rights. Even those who are able to recall the Miranda warning show misconceptions about its meaning. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. […]

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Nov
15

Are You Using Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment?

Oxford University Press has published a book series entitled Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment. This series has made a significant impact on the field of forensic psychology by offering concise, empirically based information regarding best practices for forensic assessment in a variety of areas. The series consists of 20 books, each written by […]

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Nov
08

Child-Informed Mediation Results in More Positive Mediation Outcomes

Child-informed mediation appears to result in more positive mediation outcomes than mediation as usual. 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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Nov
01

Violence Risk Assessment and Management Workshop for Post-Secondary Institutions

This 5-day Violence Risk Assessment & Management Workshop is being presented by ProActive ReSolutions between January 27-31, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. About the Workshop Violence in post-secondary institutions is a serious problem that has gained a great deal of attention over the last decade partly as a consequence of tragic cases involving students, staff, […]

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Oct
25

Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R) Validity Scales found to be Necessary and Useful

The Deviant Responding (DV) and Virtuous Responding (VR) validity scales of the Psychopathy Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R) distinguish between those who respond honestly and those who over-report or under-report 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 […]

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