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Mar
28

Predictive Validity of the SAVRY Differs Across Ethnic Subgroups

The SAVRY demonstrated moderate predictive ability for general and violent recidivism in an Australian cohort of young male offenders; however, the predictive validity of the SAVRY significantly differed across ethnic subgroups. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Mar
14

IQ Moderates the Relation between Psychopathy and Juvenile Offending

IQ was found to moderate the relation between psychopathy and juvenile offending such that the highest levels of offending were found in youth with relatively higher levels of psychopathy and relatively higher IQ. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research […]

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Mar
07

Dr. Stephen Hart on the Administration of the HCR-V3 (Video)

In 2013 the long-awaited Version 3 of the HCR-20 was published. This assessment instrument uses a Structured Professional Judgment approach to threat assessment and risk management. At the International launch of the HCR-V3 in Edinburgh, Scotland a one-day conference was held where international experts involved in the development of Version 3 presented on various topics […]

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Feb
28

Young Offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Demonstrate More Impairment on Psycholegal Abilities

Young offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) demonstrate more impairment of psycholegal abilities than young offenders without prenatal alcohol exposure. 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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Feb
21

Dr. Stephen Hart on the SPJ Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

The Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approach to risk assessment holds many points of differentiation from the actuarial approach. Whereas the actuarial approach uses actuarial tests that are developed in one setting and may not be predictive in other settings, the SPJ approach uses instruments that have been developed on the basis of empirical research that […]

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Feb
14

Female Veterans More Likely to Engage in Family Violence

Female veterans were almost 3 times more likely to engage in family violence whereas male veterans were more than 3 times more likely to aggress against strangers. 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 […]

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Feb
07

Development of the HCR-20 Version 3 (Videos of Dr. Kevin Douglas)

The HCR-20 is a structured professional judgment risk assessment tool that is used throughout the world to assist in the evaluation of risk for general violence. In 2013, the third version of this risk assessment instrument was published. As part of the launch of the long-awaited 3rd edition to this risk assessment tool, a series […]

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Jan
31

Psychopathy Facets Add Predictive Utility Over and Above Antisocial Personality Disorder

The four facets of psychopathy add predictive utility over and above Antisocial Personality Disorder for various aspects of clinical and criminal behavior. 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 […]

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Jan
24

APA-ABA National Conference: Confronting Family and Community Violence (May 1 – 3, 2014)

The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) are co-hosting a National Conference on Confronting Family and Community Violence from May 1-3 , 2014 in Washington, DC. Confronting Family and Community Violence APA and ABA are joining together to co-sponsor this continuing education national conference, addressing the broad range of issues related […]

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Jan
23

Static-99 and Static-99R May NOT Work 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
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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