Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Jun
20

Free Article: Assessing Risk for Violence using SPJ Guidelines

The Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 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. Assessing Risk of Violence Using Structured Professional Judgment […]

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Jun
13

Mentally Ill Offenders Need Criminogenic Treatment Too

Mentally ill offenders need treatment targeted at their criminogenic needs in addition to psychiatric treatment. 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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Jun
06

42 Free Articles on PTSD from Routledge

Routledge Journals has made the following articles on the topic of PTSD from the Routledge Trauma Journals Portfolio available with Free Access until December 31st, 2014. To access these articles, please click the links below. PTSD and Psychological Impact Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Risk: A Systematic Review, Archives of Suicide Research The Sensory Profile […]

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May
30

Bias in Forensic Mental Health Evaluations

Cognitive biases that affect forensic mental health evaluations are reviewed and suggestions are provided for reducing the impact of these biases in a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy and Law. Below is a summary of the article and suggestions for applying these principles in forensic practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy, and […]

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May
23

15 Free Articles on Current Approaches and Perspectives in the Treatment of Sexual Offending

The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy has made available an entire special issue on published a special issue on Current Approaches and Perspectives in the Treatment of Adult and Juvenile Sexual Offending. The special issue consists of  the introduction to the special issue as well as 15 articles written by a “dream team” […]

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May
16

Noncompliant Behaviors in Mental Health Courts have the Strongest Impact on Failure-to-Graduate

Noncompliant participant behaviors in Mental Health Courts have the strongest impact on failure-to-graduate, which eliminates the mitigating effects of MHCs on risk to reoffend. 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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Apr
18

A Clinical Case Study using the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

The HCR-20 is the most commonly used violence risk assessment instrument across 44 countries, with over 100 evaluation studies in 32 countries. Version 3 of the HCR-20 was released in 2013 and since that time professionals and organizations have begun the process of implementing Version 3 into their clinical practice and clinical service provision. Administration […]

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Apr
11

Victimization Increases Risk for Violence

Recent victimization increases risk for violence in justice-involved persons with mental illness. 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 Behavior | 2014, […]

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Apr
04

Practical Guidance to Successful Clinical Implementation of the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

According to a recent survey, the HCR-20 is the most commonly used violence risk assessment measure across 44 different countries. The HCR-20 assists professionals in correctional, mental health, and forensic settings make decisions about who poses higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or the community, and to devise and monitor risk management […]

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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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