Translating Research into Practice

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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Jun
26

Mental Illness not a Reliable Predictor of Sex Offender Recidivism

Presence of mental illness is less related to risk and needs but is an important factor for treatment responsivity among sexual offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the 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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Jun
12

Criminogenic Factors and Psychotic Symptoms Predict Arrest Rates Among People With Serious Mental Illnesses

Criminogenic factors and psychotic symptoms are both useful variables in assessing risk for recidivism among people with mental illnesses not under current correctional supervision. 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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May
22

Juror Ratings of Risk Appear Dependent Upon Communication Format in Static-99R Reports

Prospective jurors draw different conclusions about reported Static-99R scores depending on whether risk is communicated in terms of category, relative risk, or normative samples. 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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May
08

Abuse History Used as an Aggravating Factor in Support for Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

Perceptions of abuse history mitigate support for juvenile sex offender registration in the abstract, yet are viewed as aggravating factors when considering both severe and less severe specific cases. 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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Apr
24

Common in Practice, Neglected in Research: The Impact of Dual CST and MSO Evaluations

With joint evaluations of CST and MSO, defendants are more likely to be deemed insane and less likely to be deemed incompetent. 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 […]

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Apr
10

Examining the Complex Relationships Among Mental Illness, Criminal Risk, Recidivism and Parole Release Status

Serious mental illness exhibits a significant indirect effect with recidivism when considering its relationship with actuarially assessed risk. 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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