"Judicial Notebook" is a project of SPSSI (APA Div. 9)
A former inmate claims that prison officials violated the Eighth Amendment by holding him in solitary confinement with no opportunity to go outdoors for more than two years
By Marc W. Pearce, JD, PhD, Nebraska College of Law, and Kimberly S. Della Paolera, MA, MLS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2018, Vol 49, No. 11
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court serves as a reminder for clinicians to be vigilant in their adherence to published guidelines and best practices
By Robert A. Beattey, JD, PhD, Arizona State University and Cynthia Calkins, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 2018, Vol 49, No. 10
By not considering the voluntariness of a confession by a 16-year-old, intellectually disabled defendant, the court missed a chance to use science to address a critical issue
By Jennifer N. Weintraub, MA, and Cynthia J. Najdowski, PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York, October 2018, Vol 49, No. 9
A growing number of states are embracing laws that restrict gun possession. What is the psychologist’s role?
By Shelby Arnold, MS; Alisha Desai, BSC; and David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, Drexel University, September 2018, Vol 49, No. 8
Does a 241-year sentence amount to a life without parole for juvenile offenders?
By Cynthia Calkins, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Robert A. Beattey, JD, PhD, Arizona State University, July/August 2018, Vol 49, No. 7
A judge finds that the use of race- and gender-based tables to award damages ignores the many factors that affect an individual’s ability to fulfill his or her potential
By Jennifer K. Robbennolt, JD, PhD, University of Illinois, June 2018, Vol 49, No. 6
Legal terms should be updated so that they foster respect for people with disabilities
By Kathryn A. LaFortune, JD, PhD, The University of Tulsa College of Law, May 2018, Vol 49, No. 5
The #MeToo movement is raising awareness of sexual harassment, but are victims protected by the law?
By Ryan J. Winter, PhD, Florida International University, April 2018, Vol 49, No. 4
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are exploring whether these laws undermine citizens' confidence in the electoral system
By Kimberly M. Bernstein, MA, and Cynthia J. Najdowski, PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York, March 2018, Vol 49, No. 3
The Michigan Supreme Court holds that police use of a suggestive lineup procedure violates a defendant’s due process rights
By Robert A. Beattey, JD, PhD, Arizona State University, and Cynthia Calkins, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, February 2018, Vol 49, No. 2
Researchers voice concerns that the use of algorithms for sentencing and more could discriminate against certain groups
By Sarah Fishel, BS, BA; Dan Flack, MA; and David DeMatteo, JD, PhD (Forensic) Drexel University, January 2018, Vol 49, No. 1