Translating Research into Practice

Jul
06

Diversion Completion Related to Criminological, Clinical, Psychosocial, and Procedural Factors

Diversion completion is related to criminological, clinical, psychosocial, and procedural factors. 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 | International Journal of Forensic Mental […]

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Jun
29

Missed Treatment Appointments, Mental Health, and Recidivism Among Forensic ADHD Patients

Treatment appointment no-show rates are related to serious psychopathological factors in forensic ADHD patients. 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 | International Journal […]

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Jun
22

Cognitive bias: A cause for concern

Most evaluators express concern over cognitive bias but hold an incorrect view that mere willpower can reduce bias. 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 this research into practice. Featured Article […]

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Jun
15

Self-Control and Positive Relationships are Central to Support for Organizational Justice Amongst Police Managers

The data from our anonymous survey of command-level police officers reveals that police managers who reported higher levels of self-control were more supportive of organizational justice. In addition, police managers who reported higher quality relationships with their colleagues expressed greater support for organizational justice. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in […]

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Jun
08

Break the cycle: Stopping intergenerational poverty through families and schools

Improving the economic stability of the family is not enough: Evidence-based family and school prevention programs can help interrupt the cycle of intergeneration poverty. 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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Jun
01

Keep out of trouble: Validation of a risk assessment measure in a correctional sample

Despite high interrater reliability and relative ease of administration, caution is advised when utilizing VRAG–R measure in predicting and managing recidivism risk. 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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May
25

Is THIS the man you saw? Mitigating Problematic Influences on Child Witnesses’

Ratings-based procedures can be used with children to mitigate problematic influences on child witnesses’ decision-making. 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
18

Foresight in Blind Line-up Procedures

To avoid impermissible suggestion, photo arrays and lineups should be administered using double-blind procedures. 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 this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy […]

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May
11

To Deny or Confess Guilt?: A Model of Confessions Describing Suspects’ Decision-Making

The current article introduces a model of confessions that provides a comprehensive account of suspects’ decision-making during custodial interrogations. 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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May
04

Eyewitness’ Ratings-Based Appraisals May Enhance Juror Evaluation of Evidence

Ratings-based evaluations in lineups may help jurors better evaluate eyewitness testimony. 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 | 2017, Vol. […]

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Apr
27

Finding a Balance Between Simple and Complex is Key for Jury Instructions

Efforts to make instructions simpler for jurors require a careful balance between decreasing conceptual complexity while still providing enough information to convey the point and ensure juror attention. 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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Apr
20

The relationship between Intermittent Explosive Disorder and offending behavior

Intermittent Explosive Disorder is significantly associated with a wide array of violent offending. That is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | International Journal of Forensic […]

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