Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on forensic assessment and personality assessment in forensic settings. Specifically, I am interested in the assessment of psychopathy and violence risk, as well as recent conceptualizations of psychopathy, particularly those that consider adaptive traits of psychopathy. I am also interested in layperson conceptualizations of psychopathy and their implications for the legal system. Additionally, I am interested in the psychometric properties of forensic assessment instruments.
Ruchensky, J., Strominger, R., Ryan, T. J., McDermott, T., Paxton., J. & Huss, M. T. (2014, March). A Latent class analysis of sexual offenders and risk. Poster session presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.