Translating Research into Practice

Oct
27

Clinical Experience May Affect The Predictive Validity of the PCL-R

Clinical experience may impact the variability in scores on the PCL-R and its predictive capacity for future violence. 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 […]

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Oct
20

Lie Detection is More Effective When Speakers Provide Statements in their Non-native Language

Lie detection is more effective when speakers provide statements in their nonnative language. 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 […]

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Oct
13

Community-Based Mental Health Treatment Use Drops Preceding Jail Detention

While expanding treatment availability to incarcerated individuals with SMI is important, developing intensive community-based treatment and after-care services are important resources to make easily accessible. 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 […]

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Oct
06

Challenging the Status Quo that a Small Room is Optimal for Investigative Interviewing

The current study provides support for the theory that concepts of openness can be used to promote disclosure among uncooperative interviewees. 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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Sep
29

Examining the (In)accuracy of Police Reporting and Interrogation

Audio recording full interrogations may lead to greater accuracy in reporting of interrogation behavior by police and suspects. 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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Sep
22

Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory does Not Predict Future Offending

Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory does not predict future offending and thus should not yet be used for risk assessment purposes in applied forensic settings. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into […]

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Sep
15

Less than 20% Total Agreement between Independent Evaluators on Forensic Mental Health Evaluations

Total agreement between independent evaluators on forensic mental health evaluations was less than twenty percent. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychological Assessment, 2017, Vol. 29, […]

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Sep
08

Why Do Forensic Experts Disagree? Suggestions for Policy and Practice Changes

Unreliable opinions can result in arbitrary or unjust legal outcomes for forensic examinees, as well as diminish confidence in psychological expertise within the legal system. This is the bottom line of a recently published article Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]

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Aug
25

Sex offenders with “deadly combination” of psychopathy and deviant sexual interests are not more likely to reoffend

Research found no evidence that sexual offenders who possess high levels of both psychopathic traits and deviant sexual interests are at a higher risk for reoffending than other sexual offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as […]

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Aug
18

We’re not so different: Comparing American and immigrant trauma survivors

Responses of immigrants from 46 different countries with histories of trauma to Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 in context of immigration court proceedings are generally similar to American trauma survivors. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation […]

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Aug
04

Irrespective of Admission or Denial, the CASIC Demonstrates that Behavioral Correlates are Significantly Associated with Sexual Interest in Children

The items on the Correlates of Admission of Sexual Interest in Children (CASIC) assessment represent behavioral correlates that, when summed in a risk tool development sample, are significantly associated with the admission of sexual interest in children. These items are: individuals who have never been married, child pornography content that included sexual abuse videos, child […]

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Jul
28

Promising preliminary results for DBT in a forensic psychiatric setting

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) shows promising results in reducing aggressive behavior in a forensic psychiatric sample. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the 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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