Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jr., J.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and
Director of Legal Studies, Law and Psychiatry Program in the Systems and Psychosocial
Advances Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His research
interests include mental health issues in criminal & civil law, expert testimony,
involuntary commitment, sex offender risk assessment & management, and substance
abuse. His research focuses on the involvement of persons with mental illness in the
criminal justice and civil court systems. He would like to develop a better understanding
of how and why the courts have become the access point for social services in most
communities for persons living in poverty. He is also interested in the protection of
vulnerable populations in human subjects’ research. 

Articles

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Recent research related to juvenile sex offending: findings and directions for further research (with H. Martin Malin and Fabian M. Saleh), Current psychiatry reports (2014)
 

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A Jail Diversion Program for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders: MISSION - DIRECT VET (with Paul Christopher, William H. Fisher, Mary Ellen Foti, Carl E. Fulwiler, Stephanie W. Hartwell, David A. Smelson, and Debra Pinals), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2013)
 

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Arrest Types and Co-occurring Disorders in Persons with Schizophrenia or Related Psychoses (with Patrick J. McCabe, Paul P. Christopher, Nicholas Druhn, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and William H. Fisher), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2012)
 

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The silent majority: who speaks at IRB meetings (with Philip J. Candilis, Charles W. Lidz, Paul S. Appelbaum, Robert M. Arnold, William P. Gardner, Suzanne Myers, and Lorna J. Simon), IRB (2012)
 

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Development and validation of the Mental Health Attitude Survey for Police (with Jonathan C. Clayfield and Kenneth E. Fletcher), Community mental health journal (2011)
 

Books

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Sex Offenders: Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Legal Issues (with Fabian M. Saleh, John M. Bradford, and Daniel J. Brodsky), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

Contributions to Books

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E Pluribus Unum: Creating a Multi-Organizational Structure for Serving Arrestees with Serious Mental Illness (with Jonathan C. Clayfield, William H. Fisher, and Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski), The Organizational Response to Persons with Mental Illness Involved with the Criminal Justice System (2005)
 

Posters and Presentations

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An Observational Descriptive Study of IRB Decision Making (with Charles W. Lidz, Philip J. Candilis, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Robert M. Arnold, Suzanne Garverich, Kim Smith, Tara Zandi, Antonia Seligowski, William Gardner, John Grillo, and Lorna J. Simon), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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Association of Demographic Factors and Comorbid Diagnoses with Crime Typein an Arrest Cohort with Schizophrenia and/or Related Psychosis (with Patrick J. McCabe, Nicholas Druhn, William H. Fisher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and Lorna J. Simon), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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MISSION Diversion & Recovery for Traumatized Veterans (MISSION DIRECT VET): Early Planning and Development (with Paul P. Christopher, William H. Fisher, Mary Ellen G. Foti, Carl E. Fulwiler, Stephanie W. Hartwell, David Smelson, and Debra A. Pinals), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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The Pit & the Pendulum: Sex Offender Laws (with John Paul Federoff, Fabian M. Saleh, Samuel J-J Leistedt, Don Grubin, University Hospital Hamburg, Michael Bunzel, Richard P. Cody, Lisa Murphy, and Melissa Martineau), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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Massachusetts Mental Health Diversion & Integration Program (with Jonathan C. Clayfield, William H. Fisher, Maurice H. Richardson, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and James E. McDonald Jr.), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2007)