race

Sep
06

Race and Ethnicity in Forensic Mental Health Reports: Biasing or Informative?

The reporting of the evaluee’s race or ethnicity (ERE) in forensic mental health reports (FMHR) has risks and benefits, however, few resources provide guidance on when and how to include this information. This article examines the available information on and explores reasons in support of and against including ERE in FMHR. The benefits and potential […]

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Apr
21

Youths’ Attitudes Toward the Justice System are Most Impacted by Their First Arrest

Youths’ first contact with the justice system may have an impact on their offending behavior and rearrests. 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 […]

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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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Jul
18

Free Article: Conviction Odds in Chicago Homicide Cases – Does Race/Ethnicity Matter?

The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 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. Conviction Odds in Chicago Homicide Cases: Does […]

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