My research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include identifying factors that promote positive outcomes for offenders with serious mental illness, understanding psychopathic personality disorder and its variants, and reducing violence risk.
Links of Interest
- Risk Reduction Research (Lab Site)
- UC Irvine Center for Psychology and Law
- UC Irvine Center for Evidence-Based Corrections
- Dvoskin, J., Skeem, J., Novaco, R., & Douglas, K. (Editors: 2011). Applying Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending. Oxford Press. Click here for associated website and briefing paper.
- Skeem, J., Douglas, K., & Lilienfeld, S. (Editors; 2009). Psychological Science in the Courtroom: Controversies and Consensus. Guilford Press.
Selected Recent Publications
- Kennealy, P., Skeem, J., Manchak, S., & Eno Louden, J. (in press). Offender-officer relationships matter: Firm, fair and caring relationships protect against supervision failure. Law and Human Behavior.
- Skeem, J., Polaschek, D., Patrick, C., & Lilienfeld, S. (2011). Psychopathic personality: Bridging the gap between scientific evidence and public policy. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12, 95-162
- Skeem, J., & Monahan, J. (2011). Current directions in violence risk assessment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 38-42.
- Skeem, J., Manchak, S., & Peterson, J. (2011). Correctional policy for offenders with mental disorder: Creating a new paradigm for recidivism reduction. Law and Human Behavior, 35, 110-126.
- Skeem, J., & Cooke, D. (2010). One measure does not a construct make: Toward reinvigorating psychopathy research. Reply to Hare & Neumann (2010). Psychological Assessment, 22, 455-457.
- Skeem, J., & Cooke, D. (2010). Is criminal behavior essential to psychopathy? Conceptual directions for resolving the debate. Psychological Assessment, 22, 433-445.
- Kennealy, P., Skeem, J., Walters, G., & Camp, J. (2010). Do core interpersonal and affective traits of PCL-R psychopathy interact with antisocial behavior and disinhibition to predict violence? Psychological Assessment, 22, 569-580.