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Adapting Risk Assessment Tools to New Jurisdictions

Vivienne de Vogel and Michiel de Vries Robbé.

in International Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessment

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 5594 words.

In this chapter, challenges and solutions in adapting risk assessment tools for use in new jurisdictions are discussed. Several concrete recommendations for adapting tools are provided for...

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Addressing System Inertia to Effect Change

McGuire James.

in Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

September 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 11937 words.

This chapter puts forwards proposals for the reform of criminal justice systems and services and considers how they can be put into effect. Such proposals should first take into account...

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The Admissibility of Scientific Evidence

Brigitte Vallabhajosula.

in Murder in the Courtroom

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology; Neuropsychology. 5969 words.

Although the reality of brain impairment and its effect on judgment is well accepted in the scientific community, how brain dysfunction may have contributed to a particular criminal offense...

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Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law

Roger J.R. Levesque.

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 232 pages.

The right to privacy figures prominently in popular discourse and law. Its popularity, however, is not matched by the respect it receives. A close look at empirical understandings of...

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Adolescent Aggression and the Media

Roger J.R. Levesque.

in Adolescents, Media, and the Law

June 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 17238 words.

This chapter explores the nature of media violence and its particular influence on adolescents and their development. It shows the immense power the media potentially plays in adolescent...

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Adolescent Sexuality and the Media

Roger J.R. Levesque.

in Adolescents, Media, and the Law

June 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 13712 words.

This chapter explores the nature of the media's portrayals of sexuality and its particular influence on adolescents and their sexual development. Although researchers have not embraced this...

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Adolescent Smoking and the Media

Roger J.R. Levesque.

in Adolescents, Media, and the Law

June 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 14297 words.

This chapter first examines the media's smoking images and their potential effects. It then moves to understand how the media affects adolescents' smoking, place smoking in the context of...

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Adolescents, Media, and the Law

Roger J. R. Levesque.

June 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 358 pages.

There is much controversy about the dangers of a free media when it comes to children and adolescents. Many believe that this constitutional right should be amended, altered, or revoked...

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Adolescents’ Body Images and the Media

Roger J.R. Levesque.

in Adolescents, Media, and the Law

June 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 13432 words.

This chapter examines research on the media's impact on adolescents' weight and shape images. It shows that researchers often center on the media's pervasive and largely unattainable...

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Afterword

Brian L. Cutler.

in Expert Testimony on the Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology. 1333 words.

The Afterword summarizes the book's main aims and usefulness. This book has reviewed a substantial number of factors associated with expert psychological testimony on eyewitness...

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