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Misuse Of Psychological Tests In Court

THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY (“MMPI-2”) - CHALLENGING THE MMPI-2 - The use of the MMPI-2 is not designed for specific forensic evaluations (i.e. evaluations for legal issues). The MMPI-2 is what...more

The Use And Abuse Of The Lsi-R In Parole Evaluations Challenging So-Called “Objective” Testing

The Erroneous Use of and Reliance on the LSI-R - The Level of Service Inventory-Revised “LSI-R” is frequently misused in the context of parole evaluations. Providing an air of scientific reliability, its application...more

The Parole Board’s Difficult Decision – Whether to Release Someone Who Has Been Convicted of a Serious or Violent Crime

While the Parole Board consists of Members who act in good faith, who try to do the right thing, there is a natural human reluctance to parole an individual who has been convicted of a serious and/or violent crime. It is up...more

How to Succeed at the Time of Parole Consideration – Managing the Record Before the Parole Board

Without proper guidance an individual who should be paroled may end up serving a longer sentence. Too often individuals expect that their initial eligibility date is the date they will be released and to the grave...more

The Time For Establishing a Parole Plan is NOW

The issue of parole is an area that few consider or plan for after having been sentenced to a prison term. Parole is not guaranteed. Any individual sentenced to a prison term should be considering parole issues, if not a...more

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