Dr. Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Translational Law
& Psychiatry Research in the Center for Mental Health Services Research 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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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)
 

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Probation officers' perceptions of youths' risk of reoffending and use of risk assessment in case management (with Rachael T. Perrault and Melissa Paiva-Salisbury), Behavioral sciences and the law (2012)
 

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Field Reliability of the SAVRY with Juvenile Probation Officers: Implications for Training (with Laura S. Guy, Samantha L. Fusco, and Bernice Gershenson), Law and human behavior (2011)
 

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)