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ABA Journal Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Acta Juridica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Argumenta Journal Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Art + Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Asian American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Pacific American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asy-Syir'ah : Jurnal Ilmu Syari'ah dan Hukum     Open Access  
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche     Open Access  
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The Journal of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Beijing Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Derecho Cooperativo     Open Access  
Boletín Instituto de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales     Open Access  
Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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British Journal of American Legal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brooklyn Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Legal Medicine     Open Access  
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Yaroslav Mudryi NLU : Series : Philosophy, philosophy of law, political science, sociology     Open Access  
Business and Human Rights Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Cadernos de Dereito Actual     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Informação Jurídica     Open Access  
Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers Droit, Sciences & Technologies     Open Access  
California Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
California Western Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cambridge Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199)
Campbell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Case Western Reserve Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chicago-Kent Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Law & Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Cleveland State Law Review     Free   (Followers: 2)
Clínica Jurídica per la Justícia Social : Informes     Open Access  
CMU Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (Followers: 11)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Columbia Law Review (Sidebar)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Comparative Legilinguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Con-texto     Open Access  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Danube     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
De Jure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Defense Counsel Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
DePaul Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derecho Animal. Forum of Animal Law Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Derecho PUCP     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derechos en Acción     Open Access  
Deusto Journal of Human Rights     Open Access  
Dicle Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Dikê : Revista de Investigación en Derecho, Criminología y Consultoría Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Energy Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
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Number of Followers: 7  

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  • Dating violence compared to other types of violence: similar offenders but
           different victims

    • Authors: Anna-Kari Sjödin; Märta Wallinius; Eva Billstedt; Björn Hofvander; Thomas Nilsson
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Anna-Kari Sjödin, Märta Wallinius, Eva Billstedt, Björn Hofvander, Thomas Nilsson
      The aim of this study was to characterize young dating violent offenders (DVO), and to compare them to the general population and to young offenders with violent crimes directed against other victims. We have used data from the Development of Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour Study, in all 264 young men, 18 to 25 years, convicted of violent crimes and imprisoned in the Western Region of the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. We found that young DVO offenders differed from the general population in all investigated areas; however, the group did not differ in comparisons to other young violent offenders. Our results highlight the antisocial aspects of dating violent crime being rooted in aggressive antisocial behaviour, lacking signs of any specific offender type characteristics, thus questioning the validity of crime specific treatment programs in prison for young offenders of dating violence.

      PubDate: 2017-05-30T17:15:39Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.001
       
  • Effects of parenting practices through deviant peers on nonviolent and
           violent antisocial behaviours in middle- and late-adolescence

    • Authors: Olalla Cutrín; José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela; Lorena Maneiro; Jorge Sobral
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Olalla Cutrín, José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela, Lorena Maneiro, Jorge Sobral
      The aim of the current study was to analyse in two age cohorts the presence of mediation effects of parenting practices (i.e., parental knowledge, parental support, parent-adolescent conflict) through deviant peers on youth antisocial behaviour (i.e., nonviolent antisocial behaviour, violent behaviour). The final sample was subdivided in a younger group (n = 377), aged 14 to 16 (M = 15.27, SD = 0.72), 45.9% males, and an older group (n = 206), aged 17 to 19 (M = 17.30, SD = 0.54), 48.5% males. The structural equation modelling results indicated significant mediation effects for both age cohorts. Family factors presented more influence for younger adolescents, whereas deviant peers showed more influence for older adolescents. The findings also indicated the reciprocal influence of selection and socialisation processes suggesting the need of early interventions for preventing the development of antisocial behaviour.

      PubDate: 2017-05-25T14:58:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.02.001
       
  • Contrasting the efficacy of the MMPI-2-RF overreporting scales in the
           detection of malingering

    • Authors: Guadalupe Sánchez; Amada Ampudia; Fernando Jiménez; Bárbara G. Amado
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Guadalupe Sánchez, Amada Ampudia, Fernando Jiménez, Bárbara G. Amado
      Though it has been the most extensively used instrument for forensic evaluation, the MMPI-2 is being gradually replaced by the MMPI-2-RF version, requiring evidence research to support it. A malingering design was implemented to assess the efficacy of the overreporting validity scales in discriminating between a group of malingerers and the general and clinical populations in a forensic context. Of a total of 878 subjects, 309 were from the general population, 308 from the clinical population, and 261 were instructed to malinger a psychological injury. The results showed that malingerers scored significantly higher than the clinical and general population on the F-r, Fp-r, FBS-r, Fs and RBS scales. As for the classification of cases, the F-r, Fp-r, FBS-r, Fs, and RBS scales classified correctly and significantly between malingerers and honest respondents from the general population, and the F-r and Fp-r scales between malingerers and clinical population. Additionally, the results showed F-r incremental validity over Fp-r, and vice versa. Thus, F-r and Fp-r scales are independent and may be accumulated to detect malingering. Forensic practical implications from the results were derived and discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-05-25T14:58:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.002
       
  • To confront versus not to confront: Women's perception of sexual
           harassment

    • Authors: María del Carmen Herrera; Antonio Herrera; Francisca Expósito
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): María del Carmen Herrera, Antonio Herrera, Francisca Expósito
      Current research has postulated that sexual harassment is one of the most serious social problems. Perceptions of sexual harassment vary according to some factors: gender, context, and perceiver's ideology. The strategies most commonly used by women to cope with harassment range from avoiding or ignoring the harasser to confronting the harasser or reporting the incident. The aim of this study was to explore women's perception of sexual harassment, and to assess the implications of different victim responses to harassment. A total of 138 women were administered a questionnaire where the type of harassment, and victim response were manipulated. Moreover, the influence of ideological variables (i.e. ambivalent sexism and the acceptance of myths of sexual harassment) on perception was assessed. Results show perception of sexual harassment was lower in gender harassment than in unwanted sexual attention and participants believed women who confronted their harasser would be evaluated negatively by men. Furthermore, effects of ideology on perception of harassment were found. The results underscore the complexities involved in defining certain behaviours as harassment, and the implications of different victim responses to harassment.

      PubDate: 2017-05-16T10:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.04.002
       
  • Differences in treatment adherence, program completion, and recidivism
           among batterer subtypes

    • Authors: Pablo Carbajosa; Alba Catalá-Miñana; Marisol Lila; Enrique Gracia
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Pablo Carbajosa, Alba Catalá-Miñana, Marisol Lila, Enrique Gracia
      The present study aimed to cross-validate Holtzworth-Munroe and Stuart's typology in a Spanish sample of court-referred intimate partner violence batterers. The study also analyzed the typology's capability to predict treatment attendance, completion, and IPV recidivism two years after the treatment. The sample consisted of 210 batterers court referred to a batterer intervention program. Using cluster analysis, three batterer subtypes were identified in accordance with the original typology: family-only batterers, borderline/dysphoric, and generally violent-antisocial. The typology predicted program attendance, completion, and recidivism. Batterers from the generally violent-antisocial group attended a significantly lower number of sessions, presented the highest dropout levels, and had the highest recidivism rate followed by borderline/dysphoric and family-only batterers. These findings suggest that in order to increase the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs, batterers’ different needs and risk profiles should be taken into account.

      PubDate: 2017-05-16T10:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.04.001
       
  • Development and validation of the Psychological Abuse Experienced in
           Groups Scale

    • Authors: Omar Saldaña; Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira; Carmen Almendros; Jordi Escartín
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Omar Saldaña, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Carmen Almendros, Jordi Escartín
      The aim of this study is the development and analysis of the psychometric properties of a new instrument to assess the possible psychological abuse experienced in a group setting. The Psychological Abuse Experienced in Groups Scale was administered to 138 people who self-identified as former members of abusive groups. An exploratory factor analysis revealed a common factor, which showed appropriate reliability. The scale scores were correlated with a prior measure aimed to assess group abusiveness, providing evidence of external validity. Participants reported a higher degree of psychological distress than normative samples, and those who requested psychological counseling after leaving the group had suffered group psychological abuse to a greater extent. The scale covers a wide range of subtle and explicit abusive behaviors and overcomes the limitations of previous instruments, being useful in both research and applied settings.

      PubDate: 2017-05-06T11:31:31Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.01.002
       
  • Prosocial reasoning and emotions in young offenders and non-offenders

    • Authors: Anna Llorca-Mestre; Elisabeth Malonda-Vidal; Paula Samper-García
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 April 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Anna Llorca-Mestre, Elisabeth Malonda-Vidal, Paula Samper-García
      The aim of this study was to analyse the cognitive processes (prosocial moral reasoning, perspective taking) and emotional processes (empathic concern, emotional instability, state-trait anger) which interact in predicting aggressive behaviour and prosocial behaviour of adolescents who have committed a crime and those who have not, for the purpose of establishing the predictor variables in both groups. Participants were 440 adolescents, 220 of them young offenders residing in four youth detention centres in Valencia, in which they were serving court sentences (67.3% men and 32.7% women). The other 220 were enrolled in public and private schools within the metropolitan area of Valencia (65.9% men and 34.1% women). The two subsamples were equated in age (15-18 years) and sex, controlling the representation of social classes. Prosocial moral reasoning, empathy, emotional instability, state-trait anger, prosocial behaviour, and physical and verbal aggression were assessed. Hierarchical regression analyses show the differential weight of positive emotions (empathic concern) and negative emotions (emotional instability and anger) in relation to prosocial moral reasoning in predicting aggressive behaviour in adolescents, especially offenders. The results are discussed in terms of their implications for prevention and re-education oriented to social reinsertion of young offenders.

      PubDate: 2017-04-02T07:57:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.01.001
       
  • Child-to-parent violence: The role of exposure to violence and its
           relationship to social-cognitive processing

    • Authors: Lourdes Contreras; María del Carmen Cano
      Pages: 43 - 50
      Abstract: Publication date: July 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 8, Issue 2
      Author(s): Lourdes Contreras, María del Carmen Cano
      Research suggests that child-to-parent violence (CPV) is related to a previous history of violence within the family setting. The current study was aimed to explore the exposure to violence in different settings (school, community, home, and TV) and its relationship to some variables of the social-cognitive processing (hostile social perception, impulsivity, ability to anticipate the consequences of social behaviors and to select the appropriate means to achieve the goals of social behaviors) in a group of juveniles who assaulted their parents. It is also examined how they differ from other young offenders and non-offender adolescents. The sample included 90 adolescents from Jaén (Spain). Thirty of them were juveniles who had been reported by their parents for being violent towards them and 30 were juveniles who had committed other types of offences. The third group was made up of 30 adolescents without any criminal charge. Adolescents answered measures of exposure to violence, perception of criticism/rejection from parents, hostile social perception, and social problem- solving skills. Results revealed that juveniles who abused their parents reported higher levels of exposure to violence at home when comparing to the other groups. In addition, exposure to violence at home was significantly correlated to the hostile social perception of adolescents in CPV cases. Implications for prevention and treatment are discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-06-18T19:03:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.03.003
       
  • Predicting risk of violence through a self-appraisal questionnaire

    • Authors: José Manuel Andreu-Rodríguez; María Elena Peña-Fernández; Wagdy Loza
      Pages: 51 - 56
      Abstract: Publication date: July 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 8, Issue 2
      Author(s): José Manuel Andreu-Rodríguez, María Elena Peña-Fernández, Wagdy Loza
      The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) is a self-report that predicts the risk of violence and recidivism and provides relevant information about treatment needs for incarcerated populations. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the concurrent and predictive validity of this self-report in Spanish offenders. The SAQ was administered to 276 offenders recruited from several prisons in Madrid (Spain). SAQ total scores presented high levels of internal consistency (alpha=.92). Correlations of the instrument with violence risk instruments were statistically significant and showed a moderate magnitude, indicating a reasonable degree of concurrent validity. The ROC analysis carried out on the SAQ total score revealed an AUC of .80, showing acceptable accuracy discriminating between violent and nonviolent recidivist groups. It is concluded that the SAQ total score is a reliable and valid measure to estimate violence and recidivism risk in Spanish offenders.

      PubDate: 2016-06-18T19:03:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.03.001
       
  • Testosterone and attention deficits as possible mechanisms underlying
           impaired emotion recognition in intimate partner violence perpetrators

    • Authors: Ángel Romero-Martínez; Marisol Lila; Luis Moya-Albiol
      Pages: 57 - 62
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Ángel Romero-Martínez, Marisol Lila, Luis Moya-Albiol
      Several studies have reported impairments in decoding emotional facial expressions in intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators. However, the mechanisms that underlie these impaired skills are not well known. Given this gap in the literature, we aimed to establish whether IPV perpetrators (n =18) differ in their emotion decoding process, attentional skills, and testosterone (T), cortisol (C) levels and T/C ratio in comparison with controls (n =20), and also to examine the moderating role of the group and hormonal parameters in the relationship between attention skills and the emotion decoding process. Our results demonstrated that IPV perpetrators showed poorer emotion recognition and higher attention switching costs than controls. Nonetheless, they did not differ in attention to detail and hormonal parameters. Finally, the slope predicting emotion recognition from deficits in attention switching became steeper as T levels increased, especially in IPV perpetrators, although the basal C and T/C ratios were unrelated to emotion recognition and attention deficits for both groups. These findings contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying emotion recognition deficits. These factors therefore constitute the target for future interventions.

      PubDate: 2016-03-27T18:26:42Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.01.001
       
  • Unpacking insanity defence standards: An experimental study of rationality
           and control tests in criminal law

    • Authors: Rebecca K. Helm; Stephen J. Ceci; Kayla A. Burd
      Pages: 63 - 68
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Rebecca K. Helm, Stephen J. Ceci, Kayla A. Burd
      The present study investigated the impact of different legal standards on mock juror decisions concerning whether a defendant was guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Undergraduate students (N =477) read a simulated case summary involving a murder case and were asked to make an insanity determination. The cases differed in terms of the condition of the defendant (rationality deficit or control deficit) and the legal standard given to the jurors to make the determination (Model Penal Code, McNaughten or McNaughten plus a separate control determination). The effects of these variables on the insanity determination were investigated. Jurors also completed questionnaires measuring individualism and hierarchy attitudes and perceptions of facts in the case. Results indicate that under current insanity standards jurors do not distinguish between defendants with rationality deficits and defendants with control deficits regardless of whether the legal standard requires them to do so. Even defendants who lacked control were found guilty at equal rates under a legal standard excusing rationality deficits only and a legal standard excluding control and rationality deficits. This was improved by adding a control test as a partial defence, to be determined after a rationality determination. Implications for the insanity defence in the Criminal Justice System are discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-03-27T18:26:42Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.02.004
       
  • Validity and reliability of the Cyber-aggression Questionnaire for
           Adolescents (CYBA)

    • Authors: David Álvarez-García; Alejandra Barreiro-Collazo; José Carlos Núñez; Alejandra Dobarro
      Pages: 69 - 77
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): David Álvarez-García, Alejandra Barreiro-Collazo, José Carlos Núñez, Alejandra Dobarro
      Cybercrime is a growing and worrisome problem, particularly when it involves minors. Cyber-aggression among adolescents in particular can result in negative legal and psychological consequences for people involved. Therefore, it is important to have instruments to detect these incidents early and understand the problem to propose effective measures for prevention and treatment. This paper aims to design a new self-report, the Cyber-Aggression Questionnaire for Adolescents (CYBA), to evaluate the extent to which the respondent conducts aggressions through a mobile phone or the internet and analyse the factorial and criterion validity and reliability of their scores in a sample of adolescents from Asturias, Spain. The CYBA was administered to 3,148 youth aged between 12 and 18 years old along with three self-reports to measure aggression at school, impulsivity, and empathy. Regarding factorial validity, the model that best represents the structure of the CYBA consists of three factors (Impersonation, Visual-sexual Cyber-aggression, and Verbal Cyber-aggression and Exclusion) and four additional indicators of Visual Cyber-aggression–Teasing/Happy Slapping. Regarding criterion validity, the score on the CYBA correlates positively with aggression at school and impulsivity and negatively with empathy. That is the way cyber-aggression correlates with these three variables, according to previous empirical evidence. The reliability of the scores on each item and factor of the CYBA are adequate. Therefore, the CYBA offers a valid and reliable measure of cyber-aggression in adolescents.

      PubDate: 2016-03-27T18:26:42Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.02.003
       
  • Using the Scharff-technique to elicit information: How to effectively
           establish the “illusion of knowing it all”?

    • Authors: Lennart May; Pär Anders Granhag
      Pages: 79 - 85
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Lennart May, Pär Anders Granhag
      The Scharff-technique is used for eliciting information from human sources. At the very core of the technique is the “illusion of knowing it all” tactic, which aims to inflate a source's perception of how much knowledge an interviewer holds about the event to be discussed. For the current study, we mapped the effects following two different ways of introducing this particular tactic; a traditional way of implementation where the interviewer explicitly states that s/he already knows most of the important information (the traditional condition), and a new way of implementation where the interviewer just starts to present the information that s/he holds (the just start condition). The two versions were compared in two separate experiments. In Experiment 1 (N =60), we measured the participants’ perceptions of the interviewer's knowledge, and in Experiment 2 (N =60), the participants’ perceptions of the interviewer's knowledge gaps. We found that participants in the just start condition (a) believed the interviewer had more knowledge (Experiment 1), and (b) searched less actively for gaps in the interviewer's knowledge (Experiment 2), compared to the traditional condition. We will discuss the current findings and how sources test and perceive the knowledge his or her interviewer possesses within a framework of social hypothesis testing.

      PubDate: 2016-03-27T18:26:42Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.02.001
       
  • Psychological treatment and therapeutic change in incarcerated rapists

    • Authors: Ana Martínez-Catena; Santiago Redondo
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 December 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Ana Martínez-Catena, Santiago Redondo
      Most Spanish prisons provide specialised treatment for incarcerated sex offenders, both rapists and child molesters. This treatment is a cognitive-behavioural intervention that has shown relative effectiveness in previous research. With regard to offenders’ rehabilitation, recidivism assessments are necessary as a final measure of treatment effectiveness. However, the evaluation of recidivism by itself does not provide sufficient information on the treatment process and the specific effects that treated subjects could undergo. This paper aims to analyse the therapeutic effectiveness of psychological treatment provided to rapists (in general, males sentenced for committing a sexual offence against women). To this aim, a group of treated rapists (N =153) serving a sentence in prison was analysed. Using a specially designed scale (PASSO), the global therapeutic change and ten specific variables (including assertiveness, readiness to change, cognitive distortions, impulsivity, etc.) were assessed. The within-subjects comparison showed that treated sex offenders improved, in therapeutic terms, globally as well as in most of the specific variables assessed (improvements not experimented by the control group). Also, different therapeutic subscales showed relevant associations between them. The findings regarding treatment effectiveness are discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-12-13T21:22:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.11.001
       
  • User violence towards nursing professionals in mental health services and
           emergency units

    • Authors: Bartolomé Llor-Esteban; María Sánchez-Muñoz; José Antonio Ruiz-Hernández; José Antonio Jiménez-Barbero
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 September 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Bartolomé Llor-Esteban, María Sánchez-Muñoz, José Antonio Ruiz-Hernández, José Antonio Jiménez-Barbero
      Workplace violence is present in many work sectors, but in the area of mental health, nurses have a higher risk due to the close relationship they have with users. This study analyzed hostile user statements against nursing professionals of Mental Health Services and Emergency Units in Health Service (MHS) hospitals in Murcia, Spain, and determined the frequency of exposure to the different violent user behaviors. The study was carried out with a sample of 518 nursing professionals from four hospital services: Mental Health, Emergency Units, Medical Hospitalization, and Maternal-and-Child. The nursing staff of Mental Health and Emergency Units was the most exposed to violence. Non-physical violence was more frequent in Emergency Units, whereas physical violence was more frequent in Mental Health. Among the consequences of exposure to non-physical violence are workers’ emotional exhaustion and the presence of psychological distress.

      PubDate: 2016-10-04T07:08:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.06.002
       
  • Predictors of sexual aggression in adolescents: Gender dominance vs. rape
           supportive attitudes

    • Authors: Nieves Moyano; Fredy S. Monge; Juan Carlos Sierra
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 July 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Nieves Moyano, Fredy S. Monge, Juan Carlos Sierra
      This study explored the relationship between sexual double standard and rape supportive attitudes in regard to an individual's likelihood to perpetrate sexual aggression. We examined an adolescent sample of 448 boys from Peru, of whom 148 (33.3%) reported to have committed sexual aggression. Sexual contact with an unwilling partner was perpetrated by 24.8% of the total sample, sexual coercion by 14.3%, attempted rape by 12.5%, and finally, rape was perpetrated by 10.3%. In all these types of aggression, the most frequent victim was a dating partner. Compared to non-aggressors, male aggressors reported more sexual double standard and supportive attitudes towards rape. Logistic regression analyses revealed that the most relevant variable in the prediction of sexual aggression was the subject having been a victim of sexual abuse during adolescence and having rape supportive attitudes. Our findings suggest that violent attitudes are more important than the endorsement of non-egalitarian beliefs (sexual double standard) in the perpetration of sexual violence. These findings provide data from Peru, which contribute to the worldwide data on risk factors for sexual aggression in adolescent males.

      PubDate: 2016-08-17T01:35:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.06.001
       
  • Structured behavioral interview as a legal guarantee for ensuring equal
           employment opportunities for women: A meta-analysis

    • Authors: Pamela Alonso; Silvia Moscoso; Jesús F. Salgado
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 May 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Pamela Alonso, Silvia Moscoso, Jesús F. Salgado
      Equal employment opportunities for women are a legal requirement in many legal environments, including the United States (US) and European Union (EU) legislations. In this context, indirect discrimination in the access to jobs is an illegal practice. For this reason, personnel selection procedures must be fair for protected-by-law groups. Specifically, gender discrimination is the focus of research on employment interviews. This article presents a meta-analysis of gender differences in the scores in structured behavioral interviews (SBI). A database was created consisting of studies conducted with real candidates and employees. Psychometric meta-analysis methods were applied. The results showed that the SBI is fair for women and men and does not show evidence of adverse impact and indirect discrimination. Implications for the practice of personnel selection are discussed and future research is suggested.

      PubDate: 2016-06-18T19:03:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.03.002
       
  • Filing false vice reports: Distinguishing true from false allegations of
           rape

    • Authors: André W.E.A. De Zutter; Robert Horselenberg; Peter J. van Koppen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 April 2016
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): André W.E.A. De Zutter, Robert Horselenberg, Peter J. van Koppen
      False allegations constitute a problem since they may cause harm. To study the difference between true and false allegations we used a quasi-experimental approach. In the control condition likely true allegations were retrieved from criminal files. The victims, all female, were between the ages of 17 and 53 (M =28.0, SD =10.6). In the experimental condition women were invited to file a false allegation. Participants, all female, in the experimental conditions were between the ages of 18 and 52 (M =28.0, SD =10.6). We constructed a list of 187 variables based on our theory of fabricated rape. All items in the list were coded dichotomously. All variables that were coded as ‘present’ within cases were summed to obtain a total score; an independent t-test was used. The results of the control condition (N =30) were compared with the experimental condition (N =35) by use of chi-square tests. A Holm-Bonferoni method with Šidák correction was used to correct for the increased family-wise error rate. The independent t-test showed a significant difference between the mean number of present-coding of likely true allegations, (M =59.13, SD =11.00) and of false allegations (M =35.74, SD =9.33), t(63)=9.28, p <.0001, d =2.34. Thus, significantly more variables were coded ‘present’ in likely true allegations. Fabricated stories of rape lack pseudo-intimate behavior and a wide variety of sexual acts. Also, in almost all fabricated stories of rape the attack was completed in less than 15minutes while in likely true allegations the attack sometimes took over 60minutes before it was completed. In conclusion, true and false allegations diverge from each other in essentials of the story told by the complainant. The differences could be used to predict the true nature of a rape allegation.

      PubDate: 2016-04-01T19:34:54Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2016.02.002
       
 
 
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