Translating Research into Practice

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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May
20

Perceptions of Social Inequality and Criminal Stereotypes May Influence Attitudes Toward Punitive Responses to Criminals

The following study identifies a functional link between perceptions of social structure, endorsing criminal stereotypes, and supporting harsh criminal justice policies. 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 […]

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May
13

Precondition Model May Be Beneficial for Understanding Female Sex Offenders

The Precondition Model, typically used with male sex offenders, is useful for understanding progression and motivation for female contact and noncontact sex offenders. 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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May
06

Videoconference Legal Consultations May Be Just as Satisfying to Defendants as In-Person Consultations

Videoconference consultation between attorneys and clients yields similar client (criminal defendant) satisfaction to traditional in-person consultation. 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.   The Attorney-Client Working […]

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Apr
29

Learn the Rules to Reduce the Effects of Stereotypes in Legal Decision-Making

“Learning legal rules, which provide explicit direction as to the correct outcome of a case, should reduce the impact of stereotyping; learning legal standards, which require decision-makers to draw inferences from the facts of a case, should not.” This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy and Law. Below […]

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