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2020

Strategies for Assessing and Preventing Inpatient Violence in Forensic Hospitals: A Call for Specificity

Dexter, E. & Vitacco, M. J., Apr 2020, In : European Psychologist. 25, 2, p. 146-154 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
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 2019, In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 25, 2, p. 92-106 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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

2 Scopus citations

Does the Format of the Message Affect What Is Heard? A Two-Part Study on the Communication of Violence Risk Assessment Data

Batastini, A. B., Hoeffner, C. E., Vitacco, M. J., Morgan, R. D., Coaker, L. C. & Lester, M. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. 19, 1, p. 44-71 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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.

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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

2018

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

2 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations

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 2018, In : Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 49, 5-6, p. 345-354 10 p.

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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.

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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

3 Scopus citations

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 2018, In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 23, 2, p. 117-134 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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

3 Scopus citations

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

2017

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

3 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations

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

3 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2016

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

2 Scopus citations

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

2 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations

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

14 Scopus citations
2015

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

26 Scopus citations

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

4 Scopus citations

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

13 Scopus citations
2014

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

19 Scopus citations

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

8 Scopus citations

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

18 Scopus citations

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

3 Scopus citations

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

25 Scopus citations

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.

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7 Scopus citations

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

25 Scopus citations
2013

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

2012

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

22 Scopus citations

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

18 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations

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

18 Scopus citations
2011

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

7 Scopus citations

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.

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32 Scopus citations

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.

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29 Scopus citations
2010

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

11 Scopus citations

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.

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26 Scopus citations
21 Scopus citations
2009

An investigation of the ECST-R in male pretrial patients: Evaluating the effects of feigning on competency evaluations

Vitacco, M. J., Rogers, R. & Gabel, J., Sep 1 2009, In : Assessment. 16, 3, p. 249-257 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Measuring attitudes toward the insanity defense in venirepersons: Refining the ida-r in the evaluation of juror bias

Vitacco, M. J., Alvinmalesky, L., Erickson, S., Leslie, W., Croysdale, A. & Bloechl, A., Jul 22 2009, In : International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 8, 1, p. 62-70 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Predicting short-term institutional aggression in forensic patients: A multi-trait method for understanding subtypes of aggression

Vitacco, M. J., Van Rybroek, G. J., Rogstad, J. E., Yahr, L. E., Tomony, J. D. & Saewert, E., Aug 1 2009, In : Law and Human Behavior. 33, 4, p. 308-319 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Scopus citations
2008
96 Scopus citations

Detection strategies for malingering with the Miller forensic assessment of symptoms test: A confirmatory factor analysis of its underlying dimensions

Vitacco, M. J., Jackson, R. L., Rogers, R., Neumann, C. S., Miller, H. A. & Gabel, J., Mar 1 2008, In : Assessment. 15, 1, p. 97-103 7 p.

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19 Scopus citations

Developing Services for Insanity Acquittees Conditionally Released Into the Community: Maximizing Success and Minimizing Recidivism

Vitacco, M. J., Van Rybroek, G. J., Erickson, S. K., Rogstad, J. E., Tripp, A., Harris, L. & Miller, R., May 1 2008, In : Psychological Services. 5, 2, p. 118-125 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Differential relationships between the dimensions of psychopathy and intelligence: Replication with adult jail inmates

Vitacco, M. J., Neumann, C. S. & Wodushek, T., Jan 1 2008, In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 35, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations