Study suggests fish could have emotions and consciousness

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), together with scientists from the universities of Stirling and Bristol (United Kingdom), have for the first time observed an increase in body temperature of between two and four degrees in zebrafish, when these are subjected to stressful situations. This phenomenon is known as emotional fever, as it […]

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), together with scientists from the universities of Stirling and Bristol (United Kingdom), have for the first time observed an increase in body temperature of between two and four degrees in zebrafish, when...

Interesting Findings Regarding Bias Screening Procedures

Factors other than overt, juror-expressed partiality appear to influence challenge for cause decisions regarding racial bias in jury selection. In Canadian jury selections, potential jurors are presumed to be impartial; however, research suggests that non-White defendants may not be treated impartially. Now, it is permitted for either the Crown or the defense to challenge prospective […]

Factors other than overt, juror-expressed partiality appear to influence challenge for cause decisions regarding racial bias in jury selection. In Canadian jury selections, potential jurors are presumed to be impartial; however, research suggests that non-White...

Site Differences Impact Clinician Applications and Predictive Accuracy of the J-SOAP-II

The J-SOAP-II should be used as part of a battery of risk assessment tools rather than in a strict actuarial manner for assessing future risk. Court and mental health workers are frequently asked to determine which juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) are most likely to reoffend. One instrument commonly used to guide decision making with JSOs […]

The J-SOAP-II should be used as part of a battery of risk assessment tools rather than in a strict actuarial manner for assessing future risk. Court and mental health workers are frequently asked to determine which juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) are most likely to...

Gender Differences Apparent in the Use and Interpretation of the SAVRY

Gender plays a role in the association between the risk/need and protective factors on the SAVRY and risk of violence. By constructing risk assessment tools in which the individual items are organized in the same way for male and female juvenile offenders it is assumed that these items and subscales have similar relevance across males […]

Gender plays a role in the association between the risk/need and protective factors on the SAVRY and risk of violence. By constructing risk assessment tools in which the individual items are organized in the same way for male and female juvenile offenders it is...