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Psychological assessment of juveniles for waiver to adult criminal courts requires systematic evaluation of dangerousness, sophistication–maturity, and amenability to treatment. Despite their importance to the evaluation of juveniles, little is known about the criteria that constitute these 3...
The concept of has been centrally situated within justice and legal discourses, yet some have suggested that a deeper understanding is possible by looking at the “injustice” end because those instantiations tend to be clear, concise, hot, passionate, insistent, and have primacy. In this...
The Supreme Court and many state courts have assumed that jurors are capable of differentiating less accurate clinical opinion expert testimony from expert testimony based on more sound scientific footing and of appropriately weighing these two types of testimony in their decisions. Persuasion...
Amnesia, as a central descriptive and diagnostic feature of dissociative identity disorder (DID), has received little empirical study. The few published studies are generally consistent in finding that direct tests of memory (e.g., recall and recognition) produce reports of interidentity amnesia...
In their book, , ) proposed the “complete replacement” of clinical assessments of dangerousness with actuarial methods, such as the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG). In this article, the author argues that (a) research to date has not demonstrated that actuarial methods of risk assessment...
Federal regulation of air bags has followed an uncertain course in recent years; air bags have been perceived as a panacea but are now considered potential killers. The authors examine the interplay of media coverage, lay perceptions of risk, and public policy in the context of air bag...
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