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Jan
02

Judicial Preferences Regarding Expert Evidence in Violence Risk Assessment

Canadian judges who consider violence risk assessment cases appear to express various preferences regarding an expert’s qualifications, the procedures used, and the nature of the findings. 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 […]

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Dec
26

New Book Release: APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology

My wonderful colleague and collaborator, Brian Cutler, and I are pleased to announce the release of our latest project, the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. This 2-volume series encompasses a total of 33 chapters, written by leading researchers, clinicians, and scholars in the field of forensic psychology. About the Handbook The APA Handbook of Forensic […]

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Dec
19

Psychopathic Personality Misunderstood by Potential Jury Members

Jury members misunderstand certain aspects of psychopathic personality, appearing to believe that psychopathy is characterized by psychotic 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 as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | […]

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Dec
12

New Release: Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles

The American Psychological Association has recently released a new book by Randy Salekin that examines relevant issues in the forensic evaluation and treatment of juveniles. Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles: Innovation and Best Practice Psychologists have always played a key role in determining how the juvenile justice system assesses and treats young offenders. Recent […]

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Dec
05

Changes in Dynamic Factors During Treatment Predicts Postdischarge Recidivism

Changeability of dynamic risk and protective factors during treatment is useful for measuring development in forensic patients related to reduced violent recidivism. 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 […]

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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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