Translating Research into Practice

May
04

Multiple Feigning Strategies Used in Competence (CST) Evaluations

When CST examinees feign psychiatric symptoms, it is likely they will also engage in additional feigning regarding their lack of legal knowledge. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Heath. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Apr
28

Contextual information influences lineup identification statements

People readily incorporate contextual information into their interpretations of witnesses’ verbal expressions of confidence and evaluations of accuracy. 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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Apr
21

Youths’ Attitudes Toward the Justice System are Most Impacted by Their First Arrest

Youths’ first contact with the justice system may have an impact on their offending behavior and rearrests. 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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Apr
07

Psychopathy Associated with Witnessing Domestic Violence as a Child

Witnessing domestic violence as a child is associated with overall psychopathy levels. 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, […]

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Mar
31

Youth, Probation Officer, and Parent Behavior Influence Case Processing and Recidivism

Youth behavior, the assessment of extralegal factors by probation officers, and parental input in probation interviews affect case processing decisions for juvenile first-time offenders and subsequent reoffending. 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 […]

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Mar
24

Perceptions of Justice Among Victimized Female Prisoners

Victims’ perceptions of procedural and distributive justice of a class action lawsuit may shape legal case theory, future injunctive relief, and policy directions primed for the prevention of sexual violence within prisons. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research […]

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Mar
17

Counterfactual thinking influences individual’s support for crime control theater policies

Manipulations that promoted counterfactual thinking led mock jurors to be more certain of the defendant’s liability, award greater damages to the parents, and perceive the agency as more responsible for the child’s death (but this varied by sample type). This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology Public Policy and Law. […]

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Mar
10

Cognitive Processing Style May Represent a Threat to Making Competent Plea Decisions

A person’s cognitive processing style may affect his or her decision to accept a plea bargaining more so than his or her values. 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 […]

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Mar
03

Uncertainty Avoidance and Language Formality Impact Interpersonal Alignment in Police-Civilian Interactions

Negotiators tend to achieve more alignment in within-culture interactions compared to cross-cultural interactions and the use of formal languages and messages that emphasize law and regulations when interacting with perpetrators high on uncertainty avoidance helps to better align communication across cultures. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human […]

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Feb
24

Juvenile Criminal Involvement may Signal the Presence of Heightened Criminogenic Need among Adults with SMI

A juvenile history of criminal involvement may signal the presence of heightened criminogenic need among adults with serious mental illness, offering significant implications for efforts aimed at reducing repeat incarceration among mentally disordered offenders. 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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Feb
17

Mental Health’s Role in Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation

Justice involved youth whose mental health needs were treated, also had their criminogenic need met. However, more research is needed to understand how mental health treatment affects intervention targeting criminogenic needs. 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
03

The Influence of Intuition on Legal Decision-Making

There is a surprising correspondence between the law and laypeople’s intuitive judgments. 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 | 2016, […]

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