Translating Research into Practice

Mar
04

Sexually Violent Person Statutes Differ Considerably Throughout the United States

SVP statutes differ on definitional and procedural grounds, contributing to misapplication and misinterpretation by clinicians, policymakers, and courts. 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 […]

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Feb
26

Does Active Response vs. Observer Role Impact Officer Recall of Firearms Encounters?

A recent study in the United Kingdom suggests accurate recall of details in firearms encounters may decrease when police officers have an active role in the encounter. 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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Feb
19

Childhood Trauma and Risk Factors for Institutional Violence

This large study of a cohort of all admissions to a national prison service showed that childhood trauma is very common among inmates and often co-occurs with other risk factors such as substance abuse, youth crime, and distress. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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Feb
12

Exclusive Pedophilia and VRS:SO Scores Reliably Discriminate Higher from Lower Risk Sex Offenders

 A diagnosis of exclusive pedophilia and scores on the VRS:SO can reliably discriminate higher from lower risk sex offenders. 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 […]

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Feb
05

Mothers’ Attitudes toward Justice System Influence Adolescent Probationary Success

Mothers’ negative legitimacy attitudes toward the justice system indirectly predict increased youth 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, […]

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Jan
29

A Note to Legal Professionals – Interesting Findings Regarding Bias Screening Procedures in Determination of Juror Acceptability

Factors other than overt, juror-expressed partiality appear to influence challenge for cause decisions regarding racial bias in jury selection. 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 […]

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Jan
22

Behaviorally Specific Detailed Assessment Tools Uncover More Intimate Partner Violence Victimization

Behaviorally specific, detailed assessment tools with more items inquiring about different violent behaviors uncover more cases of IPV victimization than broader, less specific assessment tools with fewer items. 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 […]

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Jan
15

Site Differences Impact Clinician Applications and Predictive Accuracy of the J-SOAP-II

The J-SOAP-II should be used as part of a battery of risk assessment tools rather than in a strict actuarial manner for assessing future risk. 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 […]

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Jan
08

Gender Differences Apparent in the Use and Interpretation of the SAVRY for Juvenile Offenders

Gender plays a role in the association between the risk/need and protective factors on the SAVRY and risk of 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 practice.   […]

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Dec
18

YLS/CMI cross-cultural validity uncertain for low-risk Indigenous youth

The YLS/CMI accurately predicts recidivism in high-risk Australian offenders, yet has difficulty in low and moderate risk groups, particularly for non-English speaking youth. 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 […]

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Dec
11

Research Suggests Influence of Priming Techniques on Disclosure During Interviews

Priming individuals using attachment security increases the likelihood of forthcomingness in interviews. 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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Dec
04

Mental Health Courts adhering to the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model lower recidivism risk

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model may be an effective case management approach for MHCs to assist with decision-making regarding admission, supervision intensity, and intervention targets. Interventions in mental health court contexts should attend to both criminogenic and mental health needs. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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