My research centers on psychology and the legal system; psychopathic personality, related disorders, and antisocial behavior; psychological assessment and testing

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Academic Articles151
  • Meaux, L., Cox, J., Edens, J. F., DeMatteo, D., Martinez, A., & Bownes, E (2022). The Personality Assessment Inventory in U.S. Case Law: A Survey and Examination of Relevance to Legal Proceedings. Journal of Personality Assessment. 104(2), 179-191.
  • Edens, J. F., Smith, S. T., Sörman, K., Kelley, S. E., Rulseh, A., & Mowle, E. N (2021). Can the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality Be Used to Measure the Triarchic Model Constructs of Boldness, Meanness, and Disinhibition? A Scale Derivation Study. Journal of Personality Disorders. 35(Supplement C), 1-S8.
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  • Ruchensky, J. R., Donnellan, M. B., Hopwood, C. J., Edens, J. F., Skodol, A. E., & Morey, L. C. (2021). A Comparison of Two Five-Factor Model Operationalizations of the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy in a Clinical Sample.. Assessment. 10731911211006186-107319112110061.
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  • Ruchensky, J. R., Balsis, S., Edens, J. F., & Douglas, K. S (2021). Suicidal ideation across race in a justice-involved sample: An item response theory approach.. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 51(3), 385-393.
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  • Truong, T. N., Kelley, S. E., & Edens, J. F (2021). Does Psychopathy Influence Juror Decision-Making in Capital Murder Trials? “The Devil is in the (Methodological) Details”. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 48(5), 690-707.
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  • Douglas, K. S., Nikolova, N. L., Kelley, S. E., & Edens, J. F. (2015). Psychopathy.. Cutler, B. L., & Zapf, P. A. (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology, Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts.. 257-323. American Psychological Association.
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  • Edens, J. F., & Petrila, J. (2006). Legal and Ethical Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Psychopathy.. Patrick, C. J. (Eds.), Handbook of psychopathy. 573-588. Guilford Press.
  • Douglas, K. S., Vincent, G. M., & Edens, J. F. (2006). Risk for Criminal Recidivism: The Role of Psychopathy.. Patrick, C. J. (Eds.), Handbook of psychopathy. 533-554. Guilford Press.
  • Edens, J. F., & Otto, R. K. (2001). Release decision making and planning.. Ashford, J. B., Sales, B. D., & Reid, W. H. (Eds.), Treating adult and juvenile offenders with special needs.. 335-371. American Psychological Association.
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