mental illness

Sep
13

Madmen with guns: The relationship between mental health and mass shootings in the United States

Increasing firearm responsibility and safety and reducing mental health stigma to allow seeking treatment may benefit violence prevention efforts and minimize mass shootings. 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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Jun
21

A Case of Misdiagnosis? Gang Members’ Mental and Emotional Health Needs

A meta-analysis of available literature on gang members’ mental health and emotions reveals that gang members may be at increased risk of suffering from mental illnesses and negative emotions. However, there remains a limited understanding of how gang members’ self-conscious emotions may relate to persistent offending and violence. Gang members may benefit from more clinically […]

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Aug
17

Understanding the Developmental Course and Severity of Criminality Among Individuals with SMI

This study, published in Law and Human Behavior, examines differences in criminal, health, demographic, and social functioning characteristics among several groups of forensic mental health clients. 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 | 2018, Vol. […]

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Oct
07

Time Sensitive Dynamic Risk Factors May Help Predict Adverse Outcomes When Releasing Forensic Patients Into The Community

Dynamic risk factors, measured over several points in time, may help to predict risks of violence and hospital readmission for forensic patients being released into the community. 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
29

Last Call for Early Registration for Spring Training. Register now!

Our Spring Training Sessions begin next month. 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 clinicians or mental health professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation, testimony, public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff and more. […]

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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
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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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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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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Feb
27

More Research Needed on Stigmas Faced by Forensic Psychiatric Patients

Forensic psychiatric patients face three stigmas—mental illness, race, and criminal history—and there is a dearth of research focusing on these areas. 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 […]

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Jan
30

The General Public Holds a More Positive Perception of the Police than Do People with Mental Illness

The general public holds a more positive perception of the police than do people with mental illness. 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 | […]

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