Just outcomes in the criminal justice system require capable counsel for both the state and the defendant. As caseloads rise, attorneys can and do work faster. However, there is a cost: rising caseloads ultimately mean attorneys will spend less time on each case, therefore aversely impacting both defendants and the legal system. The challenge that […]
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Center staff working on this project were tasked with producing a model Nebraska Juvenile Code to be used as a basis for revision of the current Nebraska Juvenile Code.
The Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska State Bar Association, with the assistance of the Public Policy Center, established the Minority and Justice Task Force in 2001 to identify actual or perceived racial/ethnic bias and discrimination in the Nebraska justice system and make recommendations to the Supreme Court on how to address any identified inequities. […]
The Nebraska Minority Justice Committee (MJC) is a unique statewide collaboration that works to develop and implement just and sustainable policy reforms that will not only improve the system of justice but will also strengthen public trust and confidence in our laws and court system. The Committee is a joint effort of the Nebraska State […]
Bornstein, B. H., Tomkins, A. J., Neeley, E. M., Herian, M. N., & Hamm, J. A. (2013). Reducing court’s failure-to-appear rate by written reminders. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 19, 70-80. doi: 10.1037/a0026293
Hamm, J. A., PytlikZillig, L. M., Herian, M. N., Bornstein, B. H., Tomkins, A. J., & Hoffman, L. (2013). Deconstructing public confidence in state courts. Journal of Trust Research, 3, 11-31.
Cebador, E., Soria, M. A., Lovelle, I., & Viñas, R. (2013). Integración familiar en menores adoptados internacionalmente en Cataluña [Family integration difficulties in internationally adopted children in Catalonia]. In Arce, R., Fariña, F., Novo, M., & Seijo, D. (Eds.), Psicología Jurídica Aplicada a los Problemas Sociales. Colección Psicología y Ley 11 [Judicial Psychology Applied to Social […]
Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory in a Forensic Sample
Gonsalves, V. M., McLawsen, J. E., Huss, M. T., & Scalora, M. J. (2013). Factor structure and construct validity of the psychopathic personality inventory in a forensic sample. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36(2), 176-184. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.01.010
Tomkins, A. J., Bornstein, B. H., Herian, M. N., Rosenbaum, D. I., & Neeley, E. M.. (2012). An experiment in the law: Studying a technique to reduce failure to appear in court. Court Review, 48, 96-106.