But as it turns out, the predictive validity of risk assessment instruments such as the Static-99 and the VRAG depends in part on the researcher's connection to the instrument in question.Publication bias in pharmaceutical research has been well documented Published studies authored by tool designers reported predictive validity findings around two times higher than investigations by independent researchers, studies.

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In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: ABC experiment exposes everyday racial profiling

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: ABC experiment exposes everyday racial profiling

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Summer reading, and more

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Summer reading, and

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: New evidence of psychopathy test's poor accuracy in court Use of a controversial psychopathy test is skyrocketing in court, even as mounting evidence suggests that the prejudicial instrument is highly inaccurate in adversarial settings.

Use of a controversial psychopathy test is skyrocketing in court, even as mounting evidence suggests that the prejudicial instrument is .

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Yet another year of (yawn) Halloween security theater

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Yet another year of (yawn) Halloween security theater

Documentary explores town's polarization over transgender murder

Documentary explores town's polarization over transgender murder

Militarization: When the extraordinary becomes ordinary

A Texas SWAT team raided an organic farm, allegedly searching for marijuana. After conducting a raid, destroying many of the plants and vegetables in the process, police failed to find any drug evidence.

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Study: Risk tools don't work with psychopaths

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: ABC experiment exposes everyday racial profiling

California prisons careening closer to cliff  For a minute there, it looked like California's prisons were on the verge of positive reforms....

California prisons careening closer to cliff For a minute there, it looked like California's prisons were on the verge of positive reforms.

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Cluelessness, complacency and the great unknown

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Cluelessness, complacency and the great unknown

For far too long, we have allowed the myth of DNA infallibility to chip away at our skepticism of government’s prosecutorial power, undoubtedly leading to untold injustices. In the Anderson case, thankfully, prosecutors acknowledged the obvious: their suspect could not have been in two places at once. But he was dangerously close to being on his way to death row because of that speck of DNA.

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: ABC experiment exposes everyday racial profiling

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Dispatch from Queensland

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Dispatch from Queensland

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: DSM-5: Forensic applications (Part II of II) Courts cling to DSM as "bible"

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Forensic applications (Part II of II) Courts cling to DSM as "bible"

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Military sexual assault scandal unearths illegal psychiatric diagnoses

In the news by Karen Franklin PhD: Military sexual assault scandal unearths illegal psychiatric diagnoses

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