Translating Research into Practice

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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Nov
20

Shame and Guilt are Important to the Understanding of Psychopathy and Psychopathology in Juveniles

For juveniles, shame is positively related to psychopathic behaviors while guilt is negatively related to psychopathic characteristics. 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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Oct
30

No Racial Bias in Response to Juvenile Probation Violations

No systematic pattern of racial discrimination appears to exist post release in the juvenile probation system. However, juvenile justice continues to respond punitively to probation violations instead of focusing on treatment-oriented responses. 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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Oct
23

Interactive Training System Successful for Child Interviewers

A computer-based, interactive training system demonstrates promising results for investigative interviewers of children by improving interview questioning skills, increasing adherence to interview protocol, and enhancing overall quality of interviews. 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 […]

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Oct
16

The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits within Adolescent Group Offending

Callous-Unemotional (CU) traits are associated with a greater likelihood of adolescents offending in groups and being in a gang. Additionally CU traits are associated with taking a leadership role within group offending, as well as with greater levels of planning in the group offense. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in […]

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Oct
02

CPORT shows Predictive Accuracy for Sexual Recidivism among Adult Male Child Pornography Offenders

The Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (CPORT) was significantly associated with sexual recidivism, demonstrating moderate predictive accuracy for adult male child pornography 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 […]

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Sep
18

START Reveals Gender Difference in Prediction of Inpatient Aggression and Self-harm

The START is a better predictor of aggression and self-harm in women than it is for men. 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 Article […]

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Sep
04

SSPI Bolsters Validity for STABLE-2007’s Deviant Sexual Interest Items

The SSPI significantly added to the predictive accuracy of the STABLE-2007 in terms of deviant sexual interest in children while it did not bolster the Static-99R or Static-2002R. 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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Aug
21

Factors that Predict Severe and Repeated Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Inpatients

Discriminant model correctly predicts 74.2% of severe repetitive aggressors in forensic psychiatric hospital based on presence of personality disorder, previous suicide attempts, and psychiatric hospitalization as a juvenile. 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 […]

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Aug
07

Sequential Lineup Procedure Shows Advantage over Simultaneous

Overall, eyewitness identification performance is poor; however, the sequential procedure used in the field reduces the identification of known-innocents, but the differences are relatively small. 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 […]

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Jul
24

Non-Violent, Repeat Offenders Impact the Accuracy of Risk Assessments

Specification of outcome can significantly improve the predictive accuracy of both actuarial and clinical assessments for violence amongst discharged prisoners but with limits. 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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Jul
10

Mental Health and Substance Use Associated with Criminal Activity in Adolescent Inpatients

Older age, male gender, previous admission to a psychiatric facility, a history of childhood maltreatment, limited insight into mental illness, substance use, disorders of childhood/adolescence, and aggressive behavior are found to be associated with criminal activity among adolescent inpatients. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. […]

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