Translating Research into Practice

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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Apr
22

The CAPP Provides Support for a Bi-Factor Model of Psychopathy

The CAPP captures psychopathy using a bi-factor model of psychopathy with one global factor and three residual sub-factors.. 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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Apr
15

Non-Illness Based Motivations for Violence Require Consideration among Persons with Major Mental Illness

While illness-based motivational influences appear to be the primary influence for violence in persons with MMI, non-illness based motivations require consideration in legal and clinical decision-making. 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 […]

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Apr
08

What Works and What Doesn’t – Bias Awareness and Correction Strategies Among Forensic Evaluators

Initial inquiry into bias awareness in forensic psychological evaluation sheds light on bias awareness and correction strategies and informs practice and future research. 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 […]

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Mar
25

PAI May Be Helpful for Gender-Responsive Assessment of Female Inmate Misconduct

Some of the Personality Assessment Inventory’s (PAI) subscales may be predictive of female inmate misconduct. 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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Mar
18

Negative Affectivity as an Explanation for the Overlap between Psychopathy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This large study of undergraduate students provides insight into the shared and distinctive etiologies of psychopathy and post-traumatic stress disorder, yielding implications for prevention and intervention efforts for offenders with these disorders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of […]

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Mar
11

Juvenile Offenders with Subclinical Depression Display Similar Delinquent Behaviors as those Diagnosed with Major Depression

Structured clinical interviews show an increased level of aggression, substance use, and suicidal behavior among juvenile offenders with subclinical depression. 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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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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