Translating Research into Practice

Dec
27

A route to police abuse? The relation between police officers’ concern appearing racist and their attitude about use of force

Negative stereotypes of police officers can potentially undermine officer morale and public safety. 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
20

Facilitating disclosure among adolescent victims of sex trafficking

Novel interviewing approaches for youth who have been victims of sex trafficking, as well as better communication between researchers and practitioners, are needed to improve identification of the youth victims, increase their willingness to disclose, and provide necessary interventions. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. […]

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Dec
13

No Neurocognitive Blueprint for Crime: Significant Differences in Executive Functioning Between Two Forensic Populations

The current study compared the inhibition, shifting, and working memory components of executive function (EF) of forensic psychiatric patients and correctional offenders. The authors also compared these two criminal groups to a normative sample. Forensic psychiatric patients demonstrated poorer performance on EF compared to correctional offenders and performed the most poorly on measures of shifting. […]

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Dec
06

Lend me your ears: Relationship between the presence of audio track and perception of police brutality in arrest videos

Perceived level of forced used by police is influenced by presence or absence of the audio feed in arrest videos. 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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Nov
29

The importance of fostering positive police-youth interventions

Mothers’ attitudes toward police shape their children’s attitudes. This is particularly important because when their sons were rearrested, mothers had more negative attitudes toward the police than when sons were not rearrested. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Nov
22

Adapting DBT for Stalking Offenders

This study demonstrated that stalking recidivism and stalking-related violence can be reduced through effective intervention. However, the specific type of intervention used may be less important than the rigor of the intervention. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Nov
15

Fairness among clinicians: Presence of bias in forensic evaluations

Additional, preferably early training in recognizing and mitigating potential bias is needed for forensic clinicians. 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 [...]
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Nov
08

A fool for a client? Addressing the issue of competency in self-representation in court

Important legal and clinical issues need to be carefully considered when assessing the competency of a client to represent themselves in court. 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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Nov
01

No Evidence of Weaponized Title IX at Institutions of Higher Education

Data from Annual Security Reports and Title IX Coordinators at institutions of higher education in a Mid-Atlantic state showed that sexual misconduct is underreported to the public and rarely results in formal Title IX complaints. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of […]

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Oct
25

Predicting When Young Men Carry Guns

Black and White males who deal drugs and affiliate with delinquent peers are more likely to carry a gun. 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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Oct
18

Have I seen you before? Familiar eyewitness identifications in research and in court

Familiarity in eyewitness identification should be conceptualized on a continuum, and providing expert testimony is the best approach to inform jurors in court on the matter. 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 […]

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Oct
11

Correlates of Suicidal Ideation among Female Inmates

Female inmates comprise a particularly vulnerable population due to their complex mental health needs, which often elevate their risk for suicide. There has been little research dedicated to examining suicidal ideation among female inmates, despite the clinical concern associated with this topic. The present study sought to investigate correlates of recent suicidal ideation among women […]

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