Forensic Psychology

Mar
16

Fighting for objectivity: Cognitive bias in forensic examinations

Forensic evaluations are not immune to various cognitive biases, but there are ways to mitigate them. 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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AP-LS Pre-Conference Workshops 2017

On Wednesday March 15h the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS; Division 41, American Psychological Association) will be holding a day of pre-conference CE workshops at the Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle and we would love for you to join us. A total of 2 full-day and 4 half-day workshops will be presented by experts in the field. […]

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Dec
16

Forensic Risk Assessments Must Account for Cultural Considerations

A Canadian court recently ruled that risk assessment instruments must take cultural considerations into account in order to be used properly [Note: This decision was recently overturned]. The ruling may have widespread implications on the use of existing measures in forensic evaluations. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public […]

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Feb
25

Join Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis-Cucolo for LIVE Professional Training on Mental Illness and Risk Assessment

Please join our Spring Training Session on Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment presented by Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo. We limit the number of participants in each Spring Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction and discussion with the instructors. This 30-hour training […]

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Feb
18

Register for Training & Consultation on the HCR-20-V3 from Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Our Spring Training Session on the Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart will soon be under way! We limit the number of participants in each Spring Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction with Drs. Douglas and […]

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Feb
12

Join us for Spring Training this March

Our Spring Training Sessions begin soon. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for mental health or criminal justice professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation or testimony, including public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff […]

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Dec
18

YLS/CMI cross-cultural validity uncertain for low-risk Indigenous youth

The YLS/CMI accurately predicts recidivism in high-risk Australian offenders, yet has difficulty in low and moderate risk groups, particularly for non-English speaking youth. 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
03

Upcoming Psychology-Law Conference Dates

International Conference on Psychology & Law | Nuremberg, Germany August 4– 7, 2015 Sponsored by the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in coorperation with the Psychology & Law Division of the German Psychological Society. The […]

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May
01

Final call for Early Registration for Summer Training Institute!

Today is the LAST day for early registration for Summer Training Institute at John Jay College!  Secure your spot with internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. Below are highlights of the two workshops offered by Dr. Randy Otto on Expert Testimony and Report Writing. For more information on all the workshops being offered […]

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Dec
26

New Book Release: APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology

My wonderful colleague and collaborator, Brian Cutler, and I are pleased to announce the release of our latest project, the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. This 2-volume series encompasses a total of 33 chapters, written by leading researchers, clinicians, and scholars in the field of forensic psychology. About the Handbook The APA Handbook of Forensic […]

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