General Offenders

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
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
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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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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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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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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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
25

Crime + Substance Misuse = Increased Risk

Adolescents who commit crime and misuse substances are at increased risk for subsequent crime and substance-related social problems compared to adolescents who only commit crime or who only misuse substances or who do neither. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the […]

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