Dr. Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Translational Law
& Psychiatry Research in the Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center in
the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Worcester, MA. She received her Ph.D. in the Forensic Psychology and Law program from
Simon Fraser University in 2003. Dr. Vincent has received funding from NIDA, NIMH and the
MacArthur Foundation for studies relevant to risk assessment for re-offending/violence,
mental health screening, and addiction among youth involved in the juvenile justice
system. She has a NIDA K01 Young Investigator’s Award to study the underlying
functionalities of cocaine addiction among youth with callous-unemotional conduct
disorder. She is also the Co-Director of the National Youth Screening & Assessment
Project (NYSAP; Director: Thomas Grisso), one of the national technical assistance
centers for the MacArthur Models for Change Initiative – a national effort towards
juvenile justice reform. Dr. Vincent has years of experience as a trainer and consultant
for clinical forensic assessments of psychopathic personality disorder using the Hare
Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. 

Dr. Vincent has specialized interests in both juvenile justice and adult offender
populations, particularly with respect to implementation and policy research, violence
and re-offending risk assessment, psychopathic personality disorder, and test
construction and item response theory methods. Her main goals pertain to the fair and
accurate use of risk assessment procedures in juvenile justice and the neuropsychological
relation between psychopathic traits and addiction. 

Featured Publications

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Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation (with Laura S. Guy and Thomas Grisso), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

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The PCL: YV and recidivism in male and female juveniles: a follow-up into young adulthood (with Candice L. Odgers, Amanda V. McMcormick, and Raymond R. Corrado), International journal of law and psychiatry (2008)
 

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Sex and race differences in mental health symptoms in juvenile justice: the MAYSI-2 national meta-analysis (with Thomas Grisso, Anna Terry, and Steven M. Banks), Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2008)
 

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Subtypes of adolescent offenders: affective traits and antisocial behavior patterns (with Michael J. Vitacco, Thomas Grisso, and Raymond R. Corrado), Behavioral sciences and the law (2003)
 

Articles

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Predictive accuracy in the neuroprediction of rearrest (with Eyal Aharoni, Joshua Mallett, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl), Social neuroscience (2014)
 

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Psychopathic traits modulate brain responses to drug cues in incarcerated offenders (with Lora M. Cope, Justin L. Jobelius, Prashanth K. Nyalakanti, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl), Frontiers in human neuroscience (2014)
 

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Neuroprediction of future rearrest (with Eyal Aharoni, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2013)
 

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Impact of risk/needs assessment on juvenile probation officers' decision making: Importance of implementation (with Melissa Paiva-Salisbury, Nathan E. Cook, Laura S. Guy, and Rachael T. Perrault), Psychology, Public Policy, and Law (2012)
 

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Does Risk Assessment Make a Difference? Results of Implementing the SAVRY in Juvenile Probation (with Laura S. Guy, Bernice G. Gershenson, and Patrick J. McCabe), Behavioral sciences and the law (2012)
 

Books

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Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice (with Thomas Grisso and Daniel Seagrave), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2005)
 

Contributions to Books

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Risk/Needs Tools for Antisocial Behavior and Violence Among Youthful Populations (with Anna M. Terry and Shannon M. Maney), Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment and Treatment: New Approaches for Forensic Mental Health Practitioners (2009)
 

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The Use of Actuarial Risk Assessment Instruments in Sex Offenders (with Shannon M. Maney and Stephen D. Hart), Sex Offenders: Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Legal Issues (2009)
 

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A Preliminary Conceptual Framework for the Prevention and Management of Multi-Problem Youth (with Candice Odgers and Raymond R. Corrado), Multi-problem violent youth: A foundation for comparative research on needs, intervention, and outcomes (2002)
 

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Pyschopathy in Childhood and Adolescence: Implications for the Assessment and Management of Multi-Problem Youths (with Stephen D. Hart), Multi-problem violent youth: A foundation for comparative research on needs, intervention, and outcomes (2002)
 

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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Antisocial Behavior (with Norman G. Dinges and Mera M. Atlis), Handbook of antisocial behavior (1997)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Gender: An Important Factor in the Implementation of Services for Juvenile Offenders (with Geno Salomone, Rebecca J. Nelson, Scarlet P. Woods, and Laura S. Guy), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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Regional Differences and Race Effects in Mental Health Symptoms Among Juvenile Offenders (with Nathan E. Cook and Thomas Grisso), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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Gender and Race Differences in Juvenile Mental Health Symptoms: MAYSI-2 National Norm Study (with Thomas Grisso, Anna M. Terry, and Steven M. Banks), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2007)