Forensic Mental Health Assessment

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
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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