Current Research: Judicial use, acceptability, and understanding of forensic scientific and behavioral scientific evidence, especially with regard to the insanity defense. Mental health issues in correctional populations. The social psychology of media depictions of law and justice-related issues
Current Research: Delineating the biopsychosocial factors underlying the development of criminal behavior and psychopathic personality from childhood to adulthood; evaluating the impact that early psychosocial interventions can have on these problems.
Current Research: Children’s reports of maltreatment in legal settings, especially contemporary practices for interviewing children that simultaneously develop novel methods for increasing accurate reports without increasing false allegations