Treatment

Oct
14

Psychological Assessments for Aboriginal Offenders may be Culturally Biased

The Correctional Service of Canada faces an order to stop using key psychological risk assessments on aboriginal offenders because they may be culturally biased. In a 37-page decision, Federal Court of Canada Judge Michael Phelan said he will hold off for 30 days to give the government time to make submissions on how to establish […]

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Dec
05

Changes in Dynamic Factors During Treatment Predicts Postdischarge Recidivism

Changeability of dynamic risk and protective factors during treatment is useful for measuring development in forensic patients related to reduced violent recidivism. 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
01

Free Article: Juvenile Justice Interventions

The Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, published by Taylor & Francis, has made the following article available free of charge until the end of 2014. To access the article please click the title of the article below. To download a PDF of the article, please click here. Juvenile Justice Interventions: System Escalation and Effective Alternatives to […]

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Jun
13

Mentally Ill Offenders Need Criminogenic Treatment Too

Mentally ill offenders need treatment targeted at their criminogenic needs in addition to psychiatric treatment. 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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Sep
13

AP-LS Presidential Address 2013 by Dr. Bill Foote (Video)

Each year at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, the out-going President of Division 41 (the American Psychology-Law Society) gives his or her Presidential Address as the last official Presidential duty. This year Dr. William Foote spoke about The Inuit Project, providing a great example of the integration of research and practice. This […]

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Aug
30

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: Transforming Mental Health Systems – A Judicial Perspective (Video)

Judge Steven Leifman from Miami-Dade, Florida delivers the final Keynote address of the 2013 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference in Maastricht, Netherlands. This was an excellent address that speaks directly about trying to “change the system.” Judge Leifman shares his perspective on trying to lead change for large, difficult systems, such as […]

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