Translating Research into Practice

Oct
14

Outpatient Competency Restoration Shows Promising Outcomes

Outpatient competency restoration programs (OCRP’s) demonstrate high competency restoration rates, low program failure rates, and financial savings for state institutions. 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. […]

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Oct
07

Time Sensitive Dynamic Risk Factors May Help Predict Adverse Outcomes When Releasing Forensic Patients Into The Community

Dynamic risk factors, measured over several points in time, may help to predict risks of violence and hospital readmission for forensic patients being released into the community. 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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Sep
30

Are forensic judgments susceptible to biases derived from social stereotypes?

Criminal stereotypes are a potential source of bias in forensic evidence analysis and suggest that suspects who fit criminal stereotypes may be disadvantaged over the course of the criminal justice process. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings […]

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Sep
23

Training Influences Technique When it Comes to Police Interrogation

Not only is police interrogation technique related to the type of training received, but officers appear to use the same techniques for both juveniles and adults during interrogations. 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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Sep
16

Risk Assessments Utilizing Dynamic Scores Inform the Management and Reduction of Inpatient Aggression

HCR-20V3, VRS, and START dynamic scores demonstrate incremental predictive validity for inpatient aggression after controlling for static risk factors. 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
09

The Relationships Between Psychopathy, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence

The following study examines the combined influences of alcohol use and psychopathy on aggressive behavior in the context of intimate partner violence. 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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Aug
26

Strength-based models cannot fully address direct links to future offending in detained girls

Detained girls’ low quality of life is indirectly linked to future offending through increased mental health problems. 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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Aug
12

Presentation of Prosecutorial Theories to Explain Contradictory Evidence May Lead to an Overreliance on Confession Evidence Despite the Presence of Exculpatory DNA

Confession evidence can trump exculpatory DNA when prosecutors present theories to reconcile the contradiction. 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, […]

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Jul
22

Structured Decision-Making Improves Quality of Offender Supervision

The quality of case management plans for supervised offenders is better when risk/needs assessments and structured decision-making tools are utilized. 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. […]

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Jun
10

YASI’s Provides High Predictive Validity for Recidivsm in Youth Offenders

The YASI was able to reach high levels of predictive validity, especially with the inclusion of strength-based items, but lost accuracy with female offending. 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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Jun
03

Reevaluated Psychometric Properties of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised

New research elucidates the psychometric properties of the Psychopathy-Checklist Revised (PCLR) while avoiding sampling limitations. 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. Psychometric Properties of the Hare Psychopathy […]

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May
27

Interpersonal-Affective and Antisocial-Impulsive Psychopathic Traits Influence Drug Use Differently in Men and Women

Antisocial-Impulsive psychopathic traits may serve as a risk factor for drug use while interpersonal-affective psychopathic traits may serve as a protective factor against drug use. However, gender may influence the effect of psychopathic traits on drug use. . This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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