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Research Output 2001 2019

2019

Communicating violence risk during testimony: Do different formats lead to different perceptions among jurors?

Batastini, A. B., Vitacco, M. J., Coaker, L. C. & Lester, M. E., May 1 2019, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 25, 2, p. 92-106 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Violence
testimony
violence
expert
Audiovisual Aids

Deconstructing the association between psychopathy and political orientation: Is it attributable to moral intuitions or moral competency?

Gay, J. G., Lishner, D. A., Vitacco, M. J. & Beussink, C., Oct 15 2019, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 149, p. 128-134 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intuition
Impulsive Behavior
Politics
Individuality
Mental Competency

Legal and clinical issues regarding the pro se defendant: Guidance for practitioners and policy makers

Patton, C. L., Johnston, E. L., Lillard, C. M. & Vitacco, M. J., Aug 1 2019, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 25, 3, p. 196-211 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Administrative Personnel
mental illness
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Lawyers
constitutionality

Predicting violence risk and recidivism in female parolees: A state-wide sample

Britt, J. Y., Patton, C. L., Remaker, D. N., Prell, L. & Vitacco, M. J., Sep 1 2019, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 66, 101471.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parolee
Violence
violence
Crime Victims
victimization
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

An update and expansion on the role of the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Historical Clinical Risk Management-20 in United States case law

Cox, J., Fairfax-Columbo, J., DeMatteo, D., Vitacco, M. J., Kopkin, M. R., Parrott, C. T. & Bownes, E., Sep 1 2018, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 36, 5, p. 517-531 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Management
state law
case law
Violence
risk management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Callous-unemotional traits and early life stress predict treatment effects on stress and sex hormone functioning in incarcerated male adolescents

Johnson, M., Vitacco, M. J. & Shirtcliff, E. A., Mar 4 2018, In : Stress. 21, 2, p. 110-118 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Psychological Stress
Therapeutics
Testosterone
Hormones

Clues from the digital world: A survey of clinicians' reliance on social media as collateral data in forensic evaluations

Adam Coffey, C., Batastini, A. B. & Vitacco, M. J., Oct 1 2018, In : Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 49, 5-6, p. 345-354 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Networking
Social Media
Mental Health
Ethics
Internet

Construct Validity of the Three-Factor Model of the Interpersonal Measure of Psychopathy

Hampton, S. L., Vitacco, M. J. & Kosson, D. S., Nov 1 2018, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 45, 11, p. 1613-1633 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

construct validity
rating
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Intelligence
Research

Reconsidering risk assessment with insanity acquittees

Vitacco, M. J., Balduzzi, E., Rideout, K., Banfe, S. & Britton, J., Oct 1 2018, In : Law and Human Behavior. 42, 5, p. 403-412 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

risk assessment
Violence
violence
Risk Management
risk management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Relations among psychopathy, moral competence, and moral intuitions in student and community samples

Gay, J. G., Vitacco, M. J., Hackney, A., Beussink, C. & Lilienfeld, S. O., Sep 1 2018, In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 23, 2, p. 117-134 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intuition
Mental Competency
Students
Decision Making
Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Using technology to improve the objectivity of criminal responsibility evaluations

Vitacco, M. J., Gottfried, E. D. & Batastini, A. B., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 46, 1, p. 71-77 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Technology
Social Media
Law Enforcement
Videotape Recording
Aptitude

Utility of the Inventory of Legal Knowledge in detecting feigning

Wahl, K. D., Vitacco, M. J., Panza, N. R. & Hyde, T. F., May 4 2018, In : Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 29, 3, p. 483-497 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Students
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

Conceptualizing successful psychopathy: An elaboration of the moderated-expression model

Steinert, S. W., Lishner, D. A., Vitacco, M. J. & Hong, P. Y., Sep 2017, In : Aggression and Violent Behavior. 36, p. 44-51 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Improving the Detection of Feigned Knowledge Deficits in Defendants Adjudicated Incompetent to Stand Trial

Gottfried, E. D., Hudson, B. L., Vitacco, M. J. & Carbonell, J. L., Mar 1 2017, In : Assessment. 24, 2, p. 232-243 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malingering
State Hospitals
Aptitude
Psychiatric Hospitals
Mental Health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mental health symptoms predict competency to stand trial and competency restoration success

Gay, J. G., Vitacco, M. J. & Ragatz, L. L., Sep 1 2017, In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 22, 2, p. 288-301 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Hallucinations
Demography
Delusions
Intellectual Disability
3 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of perspective taking on empathy-related responses for college students higher in callous traits

Beussink, C. N., Hackney, A. A. & Vitacco, M. J., Dec 1 2017, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 119, p. 86-91 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Helping Behavior
Ego
Radio
Emotions
2 Citations (Scopus)
Psychiatry
Inpatients
State Hospitals
Symptom Assessment
Equipment and Supplies
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)

Eliciting Responsivity: Exploring Programming Interests of Federal Inmates as a Function of Security Classification

Neller, D. J., Vitacco, M. J., Magaletta, P. R. & Phillips-Boyles, A. B., Mar 1 2016, In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 60, 4, p. 423-434 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
Responsivity
Programming
1 Citation (Scopus)

Introduction to this issue: Conditional Release: Part II

Green, D., Vitacco, M. J. & Felthous, A. R., Mar 1 2016, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 34, 2-3, p. 249-256 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting violence and recidivism in a large sample of males on probation or parole

Prell, L., Vitacco, M. J. & Zavodny, D., Sep 1 2016, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 49, p. 107-113 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

probation
Violence
Crime Victims
violence
victimization
5 Citations (Scopus)

Projecting Risk: The Importance of the HCR-20 Risk Management Scale in Predicting Outcomes with Forensic Patients

Vitacco, M. J., Tabernik, H. E., Zavodny, D., Bailey, K. & Waggoner, C., Mar 1 2016, In : Behavioral sciences & the law. 34, 2-3, p. 308-320 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Management
risk management
Inpatients
Community Integration
risk assessment
12 Citations (Scopus)

Psychopathy: Relations with Three Conceptions of Intelligence

Watts, A. L., Salekin, R. T., Harrison, N., Clark, A., Waldman, I. D., Vitacco, M. J. & Lilienfeld, S. O., Jul 1 2016, In : Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. 7, 3, p. 269-279 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Theoretical Models
1 Citation (Scopus)

Psychosis and Substance Use: Implications for Conditional Release Readiness Evaluations

Tabernik, H. E. & Vitacco, M. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Behavioral sciences & the law. 34, 2-3, p. 295-307 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

psychosis
Psychotic Disorders
substance abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Insanity Defense
2 Citations (Scopus)

Retrospectively Assessing for Feigning in Criminal Responsibility Evaluations: Recommendations for Clinical Practice

Gottfried, E. D., Schenk, A. M. & Vitacco, M. J., Mar 14 2016, In : Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. 16, 2, p. 118-128 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Psychology
Practice Guidelines
Forensic Psychiatry
Crime
Research
2015
2 Citations (Scopus)

Competency to proceed to trial evaluations and rational understanding

Ragatz, L., Vitacco, M. J. & Tross, R., Dec 1 2015, In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 59, 14, p. 1505-1519 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Supreme Court Decisions
Research
Competency
Evaluation
Rationality
23 Citations (Scopus)

Coupling of the HPA and HPG axes in the context of early life adversity in incarcerated male adolescents

Dismukes, A. R., Johnson, M. M., Vitacco, M. J., Iturri, F. & Shirtcliff, E. A., Sep 1 2015, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 57, 6, p. 705-718 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dehydroepiandrosterone
Psychological Stress
Hydrocortisone
Testosterone
Child Abuse
1 Citation (Scopus)

Finding the truth in the lies: A practical guide to the assessment of malingering

Tabernik, H. E. & Vitacco, M. J., Jan 20 2015, Troublesome Disguises: Managing Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry: Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 85-99 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Malingering
Deception
Motivation
Mental Health
4 Citations (Scopus)

Mental Health Symptoms and their Relationship to Specific Deficits in Competency to Proceed to Trial Evaluations

Gay, J. G., Ragatz, L. L. & Vitacco, M. J., Sep 3 2015, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 22, 5, p. 780-791 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Intellectual Disability
Mental Health
deficit
mental health
11 Citations (Scopus)

Psychopathy, narcissism, and borderline personality: A critical test of the affective empathy-impairment hypothesis

Lishner, D. A., Hong, P. Y., Jiang, L., Vitacco, M. J. & Neumann, C. S., Nov 1 2015, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 86, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Narcissism
Personality
Anger
Fear
2014
16 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond physiological hypoarousal: The role of life stress and callous-unemotional traits in incarcerated adolescent males

Gostisha, A. J., Vitacco, M. J., Dismukes, A. R., Brieman, C., Merz, J. & Shirtcliff, E. A., May 2014, In : Hormones and Behavior. 65, 5, p. 469-479 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Circadian Rhythm
Psychological Stress
Hydrocortisone
Arousal
Saliva
8 Citations (Scopus)

Decision-Making in Post-acquittal Hospital Release: How Do Forensic Evaluators Make Their Decisions?

Gowensmith, W. N., Bryant, A. E. & Vitacco, M. J., Sep 1 2014, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 32, 5, p. 596-607 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
decision making
evaluation
charge
Confusion
17 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating conditional release in not guilty by reason of insanity acquittees: A prospective follow-up study in Virginia

Vitacco, M. J., Vauter, R., Erickson, S. K. & Ragatz, L., Aug 2014, In : Law and Human Behavior. 38, 4, p. 346-356 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community
Dangerous Behavior
Social Welfare
Risk Management
Survival Analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction to this Special Issue: Conditional Release

Vitacco, M. J., Green, D. & Felthous, A., Jan 1 2014, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 32, 5, p. 553-556 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forensic Psychiatry
Prisons
risk assessment
correctional institution
24 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting Future Criminal Offending in a Community-Based Sample of Males Using Self-Reported Psychopathy

Vitacco, M. J., Neumann, C. S. & Pardini, D. A., Mar 1 2014, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 41, 3, p. 345-363 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

larceny
Self Report
offense
charge
criminality
6 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting Voluntary and Involuntary Readmissions to Forensic Hospitals by Insanity Acquittees in Maryland

Marshall, D. J., Vitacco, M. J., Read, J. B. & Harway, M., Sep 1 2014, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 32, 5, p. 627-640 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community Psychiatry
Patient Admission
community
Psychiatry
Therapeutics
23 Citations (Scopus)

Psychopathy's influence on the coupling between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and -gonadal axes among incarcerated adolescents

Johnson, M. M., Dismukes, A. R., Vitacco, M. J., Breiman, C., Fleury, D. & Shirtcliff, E. A., Apr 1 2014, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 56, 3, p. 448-458 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadal Hormones
Conduct Disorder
Dehydroepiandrosterone
Hormones
Hydrocortisone
2013
8 Citations (Scopus)

Comment: Holding psychopaths morally and criminally culpable

Vitacco, M. J., Erickson, S. K. & Lishner, D. A., Sep 30 2013, In : Emotion Review. 5, 4, p. 423-425 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Insanity Defense
Criminal Behavior
Psychopathy
Psychopath

Substance use comorbidity in patients with schizophrenia

Vitacco, M. J. & Buckley, P. F., Oct 1 2013, In : Psychiatric Annals. 43, 10, p. 454-457 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comorbidity
Schizophrenia
2012

Assessment

Vitacco, M. J., Lishner, D. A. & Neumann, C. S., Mar 23 2012, Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide. John Wiley and Sons, p. 17-38 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Insanity Defense
Malingering
21 Citations (Scopus)

Can standardized measures of risk predict inpatient violence? Combining static and dynamic variables to improve accuracy

Vitacco, M. J., Gonsalves, V., Tomony, J., Smith, B. E. R. & Lishner, D. A., May 1 2012, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 39, 5, p. 589-606 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Violence
risk assessment
Inpatients
violence
aggressive behavior
18 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating the relation between psychopathy and affective empathy: Two preliminary studies

Lishner, D. A., Vitacco, M. J., Hong, P. Y., Mosley, J., Miska, K. & Stocks, E. L., Dec 1 2012, In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 56, 8, p. 1161-1181 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Happiness
Aptitude
Anger
Fear
Inpatients
5 Citations (Scopus)

Predators and punishment

Erickson, S. K. & Vitacco, M. J., Feb 1 2012, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 18, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
penalty
Intuition
Law
Jurisprudence
17 Citations (Scopus)

The role of the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Historical, Clinical, Risk-20 in U.S. courts: A case law survey

Vitacco, M. J., Erickson, S. K., Kurus, S. & Apple, B. N., Aug 1 2012, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 18, 3, p. 361-391 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

case law
Violence
violence
risk assessment
Supreme Court Decisions
2011
7 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating conditional release in female insanity acquittees: A risk management perspective

Vitacco, M. J., Erickson, S. K., Kurus, S., Apple, B. N., Lamberti, J. S. & Gasser, D., Nov 1 2011, In : Psychological Services. 8, 4, p. 332-342 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Management
Program Development
Research
Hospitalization
Therapeutics
31 Citations (Scopus)

Psychopathy and ability emotional intelligence: Widespread or limited association among facets?

Lishner, D. A., Swim, E. R., Hong, P. Y. & Vitacco, M. J., May 1 2011, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 50, 7, p. 1029-1033 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotional Intelligence
Aptitude
Emotions
Research
Demography
28 Citations (Scopus)

Psychopharmacology of aggression in schizophrenia

Buckley, P., Citrome, L., Nichita, C. & Vitacco, M., Sep 1 2011, In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 37, 5, p. 930-936 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychopharmacology
Aggression
Schizophrenia
Violence
Therapeutics
2010
6 Citations (Scopus)
Malingering
Interviews
Inpatients
Confusion
Psychopathology
11 Citations (Scopus)

Paraphilias with co-morbid psychopathy: The clinical and legal significance to sex offender assessments

Saleh, F. M., Malin, H. M., Grudzinskas, A. J. & Vitacco, M. J., Mar 1 2010, In : Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 28, 2, p. 211-223 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paraphilic Disorders
offender
Jurisprudence
Supreme Court Decisions
comorbidity
24 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting antisocial behavior in high-risk male adolescents: Contributions of psychopathy and instrumental violence

Vitacco, M. J., Neumann, C. S. & Caldwell, M. F., Aug 1 2010, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 37, 8, p. 833-846 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

charge
Violence
offender
misdemeanor
violence
19 Citations (Scopus)
Statistical Factor Analysis
African Americans
Hares
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Racism