CONCEPT Professional Training hosts Summer Training at John Jay College in June


CONCEPT Professional Training is hosting Summer Training Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice June 1-5, 2015. Attendees will participate in in-person workshops with internationally renowned experts in the forensic mental health field. A variety of 1-, 2-, and 5-day workshops are being presented, allowing for participants to create a personalized training schedule to […]

General Public holds a more Positive Perception of the Police

The general public holds a more positive perception of the police than they do people with mental illness. Though studies have surveyed police officers’ perceptions of people with mental illnesses (PMI), few have examined perceptions held by PMI regarding the police, and none have compared them with those held by the general population. This is […]

Do You Know What the Half-life of Knowledge in Forensic Psychology Is?


The half-life of knowledge is an interesting and important concept. Half-life of knowledge refers to the number of years that it would take for half of the information or knowledge available in a field of study to become defunct or superseded by new information. This number, of course, varies by field or specialized area of […]

The increase use of PCL-R in U.S Courts


The rapid growth of the PCL-R in courts is largely accounted for by prosecution cases against sexually violent predators or in parole hearings. Although the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 2003) appears to be the most widely used measure of psychopathic traits in forensic settings around the world, relatively little is known about how often it […]