Translating Research into Practice

Jan
13

Youthful Status a Risk Factor for False Guilty Pleas

With respect to age-related differences in true and false guilty pleas, youthful status may be a risk factor for false guilty pleas. 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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Dec
30

Risk Assessment Protocol Crucial to Success of Juvenile Probationers

Valid implementation of risk assessment and case management procedures improve resource allocation without interfering in youth’s lives or increasing the risk to public safety. 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 […]

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Dec
23

Evaluators Do Not Always Uphold Culturally Competent Practice Guidelines

Self-reported culturally competent practices among evaluators suggest that evaluators do not always uphold practice guidelines. 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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Dec
16

Forensic Risk Assessments Must Account for Cultural Considerations

A Canadian court recently ruled that risk assessment instruments must take cultural considerations into account in order to be used properly [Note: This decision was recently overturned]. The ruling may have widespread implications on the use of existing measures in forensic evaluations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public […]

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Dec
09

Experience Trumps Science in Influencing Jurors

Forensic science match evidence presented by a highly experienced examiner with an impressive background was judged to be stronger and more persuasive than identical evidence presented by a less experienced examiner with a less impressive background. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a […]

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Dec
02

V-Risk-10 Screening Tool Shows Promising Results in Acute Psychiatric Ward

A violence risk screening tool, the V-RISK-10, shows promising results for both men and women in an acute psychiatric setting. This is the bottom line of a 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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Nov
25

Police-induced Confessions can Strip Innocent Confessors of Vital Exculpatory Evidence

Police-induced confessions can strip an innocent confessor of a vital source of exculpatory evidence, an alibi witness. 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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Nov
18

Gender Not a Significant Moderator for Predicting Violence in Insanity Acquittees

Gender is not a significant moderator for predicting violence using the HCR-20-V3 in insanity acquittees. 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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Nov
11

Gender Equality is an Inequality in Risk Assessment

PCRA strongly predicts arrests for both genders, but overestimates women’s likelihood of 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 practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | […]

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Nov
04

Adversarial Allegiance May Be More Likely When Evidence Is Flawed

Evidence features may have an effect on the presence of adversarial allegiance in forensic evaluators. 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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Oct
28

SIRS-2 Not as Useful as SIRS for Identifying Feigned Psychopathology

Although the SIRS-2 contains scales that are more specific and practical for identifying feigning and non-feigning profiles, it is not as useful as the SIRS for identifying feigned psychopathology in forensic clients. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Oct
21

Negligence Judgments by Judges Biased by Hindsight

Negligence judgments by judges were biased by hindsight. 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 | 2016, Vol. 22, […]

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