Translating Research into Practice

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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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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