Translating Research into Practice

Apr
06

MMPI-2-RF comparison groups for defendants evaluated for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility

The MMPI-2-RF can be useful in characterizing defendants evaluated for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility, which will allow forensic examiners to have a better sense of what to expect in terms of MMPI-2-RF results from individuals undergoing such evaluations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The International Journal […]

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Mar
30

Support for the Admissibility of Forensic Neuropsychological Evidence

This study on the state of the practice in forensic neuropsychological assessment provides key insight into accepted and well-validated instruments commonly used in forensic assessment. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The Clinical Neuropsychologist. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Mar
23

Assessing Sentence Comprehension May Reduce the Frequency of Invalid MMPI-2-RF Protocols

Assessing sentence comprehension, as opposed to word reading, may reduce the frequency of Invalid MMPI-2-RF Protocols in forensic evaluation. 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. […]

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Mar
16

Fighting for objectivity: Cognitive bias in forensic examinations

Forensic evaluations are not immune to various cognitive biases, but there are ways to mitigate them. 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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Mar
09

Children’s Descriptions of Clothing Placement Vary Based on Question Type

The current study has implications for questioning young children regarding spatial descriptions of clothing. 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 […]

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Mar
02

Degree of Harm and Time Passed are Key Factors for Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation

As time goes on, victims of serious offenses are more willing to participate in victim-offender mediation, but victims of less harmful offenses become less willing to participate. 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 […]

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Feb
23

Research should Include Consideration of Combined CST and MSO Evaluations

Combined evaluations of competency to stand trial (CST) and mental state at the time of the offense (MSO) should be incorporated into research methodology to more closely mirror clinical practice. 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 […]

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Feb
16

(In)Accuracy of Adults’ Deception Detection in Children Equal to Chance

Adults, both professionals and laypersons alike, are generally no better than chance at detecting deception in children. 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 […]

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Feb
09

Impact of Risk Assessment on Recidivism Rates in Intimate Partner Violence

The level of assessed risk moderates the relation between risk management and recidivism; the greater the risk, the more serious the legal sentence. 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 […]

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Feb
02

Computerized Assessments Could be a Viable Alternative to Traditional Assessment in Forensic Settings

Incarcerated participants reacted positively to computerized assessment formats in this randomized controlled experiment. 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 | […]

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Jan
26

Interview Style and Deception Detection

Interview style may impact detection of deception 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, and Law Vol. 23, No. 3, 301–311 […]

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Jan
19

Situational Risk Factors related to Racial Bias and Policing

Situational risk factors common to patrol policing—such as discretion, novice status, crime focus, cognitive demand, and identity threats—can make bias more likely to result in discrimination. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of this research review. Featured Article | Psychology, Public […]

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