Jodi L Viljoen
Affiliation: University of Nebraska
- Competence to waive interrogation rights and adjudicative competence in adolescent defendants: cognitive development, attorney contact, and psychological symptomsJodi L Viljoen
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Burnett Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
Law Hum Behav 29:723-42. 2005..Also, defendants obtained lower scores on competency measures if they showed evidence of attention deficits or hyperactivity, had spent limited time with their attorneys, and/or were from low socioeconomic backgrounds...
- Assessing risk of reoffending in adolescents who have committed a sexual offense: the accuracy of clinical judgments after completion of risk assessment instrumentsNatasha Elkovitch
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Behav Sci Law 26:511-28. 2008..Total scores on the J-SOAP-II were predictive of instrument-informed clinical judgments of sexual risk, and total scores on the SAVRY of nonsexual risk...
- Legal decisions of preadolescent and adolescent defendants: predictors of confessions, pleas, communication with attorneys, and appealsJodi L Viljoen
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0308, USA
Law Hum Behav 29:253-77. 2005..The advice of attorneys, parents, and peers emerged as important predictors of plea decisions. None of the defendants reported that their parents advised them to assert the right to silence during police interrogation...
- Sexual offending in adolescence: a comparison of sibling offenders and nonsibling offenders across domains of risk and treatment needNatasha E Latzman
University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
J Child Sex Abus 20:245-63. 2011..There were no group differences on ERASOR and YLS/CMI scales. This study adds to the limited discourse on sibling sexual offending and the larger literature on the heterogeneity of adolescents who have sexually offended...
- Issues and considerations regarding the use of assessment instruments in the evaluation of competency to stand trialPatricia A Zapf
Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA
Behav Sci Law 21:351-67. 2003..Overall, we argue that each of the competency assessment instruments developed to date can make a contribution to the competency evaluation process and this article serves to delineate those areas in which these contributions are made...
- Adjudicative competence and comprehension of Miranda rights in adolescent defendants: a comparison of legal standardsJodi L Viljoen
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, RCB 5246, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6
Behav Sci Law 25:1-19. 2007..The implications of these findings are discussed...