March 2017: AP-LS 2017

The research team traveled to Seattle for the annual American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) annual conference. Yes, it was rainy!

Dr. Alexander presented a poster summarizing the Mt. Meigs-Mosaic Theatre Company civic engagement project (see prior posts for more details). Third-year Auburn University graduate student and lab member Megan Harrelson presented a poster entitled, Poly-victimization and sexual risk-taking behavior, as well as gave a presentation entitled The effects of poly-victimization and quality of caregiver attachment on disclosure of illegal sexual behavior, highlighting her thesis results. Postdoctoral fellow at University of Maryland and lab member Rebecca Fix also presented a poster entitled Disparities in the Courtroom: Exploring the Influence of Race/Ethnicity and Offense Category on Charge Reductions during Judicial Dispositions, which described her recently defended dissertation results! Yay, Becca!

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Dr. Alexander also served as Discussant for a panel entitled Cultural and Diversity Considerations in Forensic Assessment and Treatment: Implications from Research at a Large Forensic Hospital with her Patton State Hospital colleagues and served on the Teaching, Training, and Careers committee. What a busy, fun time!

All in all, it was an excellent conference which highlighted social justice and public policy issues through its amazing plenary speakers and concurrent sessions. Can’t wait until next year