Forensic Mental Health Assessment

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
17

Please Join Us for a 3-hr Live Webinar on the HCR-20 Version 3

We are pleased to announce a 3-hour live webinar on the newly revised Version 3 of the HCR-20 to be led by threat assessment expert and lead author of the measure, Dr. Kevin Douglas. The webinar will be held on 3 different dates and offered at 2 different times on each date. We are limiting […]

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Sep
19

Causal Attributions Influence Scores on the HCR-20

Casual attributions—judgments about the internal or external cause of an individual’s actions—influence scores on the HCR-20. 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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Sep
12

Upcoming Training Dates for Risk Assessment Workshops

Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) is pleased to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for workshops provided by our partner, ProActive ReSolutions, who will be holding several upcoming in-person workshops on violence risk assessment and management. Workshop dates are listed below. As always, online training on risk assessment and management is available at any […]

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Sep
05

Cultural Context Important for Violence Risk Assessment in Australian Aboriginal Offenders

Consideration of cultural context is important for the evaluation of risk for violence in Australian Aboriginal Offenders and, by extension, other cultural minority groups. 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 […]

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Aug
22

Evaluator Differences in PCL-R Scores Suggest Need for Training

Differences in PCL-R scores between evaluators indicate some degree of variability in scoring attributable to evaluators, although these differences were less amongst evaluators who had received formal training on the PCL-R. 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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Aug
08

Sexual Abuse a Salient Predictor of Recidivism for Juvenile Females, Not Males

A history of sexual abuse was a salient predictor of recidivism for young female offenders, but not for young male 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. […]

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Jul
25

Use of the HCR-V3 in Criminal, Civil, and Pretrial Settings

Taylor & Francis has made the recently published Special Issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health available for free download until the end of the year. Check out these great articles on the HCR-20 Version 3. Introduction to the Special Issue of the HCR-20 Version 3 Author Kevin S. Douglas Abstract The HCR-20 […]

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Jul
11

Use of the HCR-V3 in The Netherlands, Germany, England, and Wales

Taylor & Francis has made the recently published Special Issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health available for free download until the end of the year. Check out these great articles on the HCR-20 Version 3. Introduction to the Special Issue of the HCR-20 Version 3 Author Kevin S. Douglas Abstract The HCR-20 […]

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Jul
04

Free Article: The Impact of Indigenous Status on Adult Sentencing

The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, published by Taylor & Francis, has made the following article available free of charge until the end of 2014. To access the article please click the title of the article below. To download a PDF of the article, please click here. The Impact of Indigenous Status on Adult […]

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Jun
27

FREE Special Issue on the HCR-20 Version 3

Looking for a little summer reading? Taylor & Francis have made the recently published Special Issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health available for free download until the end of the year. Check out these great articles on the HCR-20 Version 3. Introduction to the Special Issue of the HCR-20 Version 3 Author […]

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