Translating Research into Practice

Jul
14

Most Juveniles Who Commit Violent Offenses Do Not Reoffend in Adulthood

These findings may help inform new delinquency interventions that target the needs of a small group of violent adolescent offenders accounting for a large amount of violent crimes. 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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Jun
30

Does normative data represent the norm with respect to justice-involved men?

Justice-involved men appear to represent a distinct neuropsychological population. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology | 2017, Vol. 40, No. […]

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Jun
16

Mixed Findings on the SAVRY’s and YLS/CMI’s Sensitivity to Short-term Changes in Risk

Although internal and external sensitivity to change on the SAVRY and YLS/CMI are partially supported, both measures were not more dynamic in assessing risk than the PCLR:YV. 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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Jun
09

Conducting competent research on competency and sanity

Incorporating combined competency to stand trial (CST) and mental state at the time of the offense (MSTO) evaluations into CST and MSTO research is an important methodological consideration not to be overlooked. 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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Jun
02

Juveniles Who Receive More, Knowledgeable Support From Their Mothers May Be Less Likely To Re-Offend

Mothers’ knowledge of the justice system may influence juvenile re-offending. 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 | 2017, […]

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May
19

Attorneys Often Fail to Clarify Ambiguous Child Testimony

When asked ‘do you know’ and ‘do you remember’ (DYK/R) questions containing an implicit wh- (who, what, where, why, how, and which) question requesting information, children often provided unelaborated ‘yes’ responses. When DYK/R questions contained an implicit yes/no question, unelaborated ‘yes’ or ‘no’ responses could be responding to the explicit or implicit questions resulting in […]

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May
12

Sexually Abusive Clergy A Unique Subgroup of Sexual Offenders

Given the differences between sex offender subgroups, it may be important to consider offender types and their unique risk factors when developing sex offender management practices. 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 […]

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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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