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Jacobs, L. & Skeem, J. (in press). Neighborhood risk factors for recidivism: For whom do they matter? American Journal of Community Psychology.

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Kennealy, P., Skeem, J., & Lilienfeld, S. (in press). Clarifying conceptions underlying adult psychopathy measures: A construct validity metric approach.  Assessment.

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Dickerson, K., Skeem, J., Montoya, L., & Quas, J. (2020). Using Positive Emotion Training with maltreated youths to reduce anger bias and physical aggression. Clinical Psychological Science, 8, 773-787.

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Lin, Z., Jung, J., Goel, S., & Skeem, J. (2020). The limits of human predictions of recidivism. Science Advances, 6, 1-8.

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Louden, J., Gochyyev, P., & Skeem, J. (2020). Do specialty programs for justice-involved people with mental illness exacerbate stigma? Psychological Services, 47,1211-1227.

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Skeem, J. & Lowenkamp, C. (2020). Using algorithms to address trade-offs inherent in predicting recidivism. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 38, 259-278.

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Skeem, J. & Monahan, J. (2020).  Lost in translation: “Risks,” “needs,” and “evidence” in implementing the First Step Act.  Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 38, 287-297.

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Skeem, J & Mulvey, E.P. (2020).  What role does serious mental illness play in mass shootings and how should we address it?  Criminology & Public Policy, 19, 85-108.

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Skeem, J. & Polaschek, D.L.L. (2020). High risk, not hopeless: Correctional intervention for people at risk for violence. Marquette Law Review, 103, 1129-1148.

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Skeem, J., Scurich, N., & Monahan, J. (2020).  Impact of risk assessment on judges’ sentencing of relatively poor defendants.  Law & Human Behavior, 44, 51-59.

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Gochyyev, P & Skeem, J. (2019). Efficiently assessing firm, fair & caring relationships: Short Form of the Dual Role Relationship Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 31, 352-362. doi: 10.1037/pas0000672

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Matthay, E., Rudolph, K., Goin, D., Farkas, K., Skeem, J., & Ahern, J. (2019). Within-community variation in violence and risk of self-harm in California: A population-based case-crossover study. Epidemiology, 30, e5-e7. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000949  

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Weiss, B., Crowe, M., Harris, A., Carter, N., Lynam, D., Watts., A., Lilienfeld, S., Edens, J., Skeem, J., & Miller, J. (2019). Examining hypothesized curvilinear and interactive relations between psychopathic traits and externalizing problems in an offender sample using item response-based analysis.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128, 689-699. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000462

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Skeem, J., Montoya, L., & Manchak, S. (2018). Comparing costs of traditional vs. specialty probation for people with serious mental illness.  Psychiatric Services, 69,896-902. doi: 10.1176/

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Matthay, E., Farkas, K., Skeem, J., & Ahern, J., (2018).  Exposure to community violence and self-harm in California: A multi-level population-based case-control study. Epidemiology, 29, 697-706. DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000872

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Skeem, J., & Noordhof, A. (2018). What features of psychopathy might be central? A network analysis of the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) in three large samples.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 51-65. doi: 10.1037/abn0000315

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Skeem, J., Manchak, S., & Montoya, L. (2017).  Comparing Public Safety Outcomes for Traditional Probation vs. Specialty Mental Health Probation.  JAMA Psychiatry, 74(9):942-948. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1384

Kennealy, P. J., Skeem, J. L., & Hernandez, I. R. (2017). Does staff see what experts see? Accuracy of front line staff in scoring juveniles’ risk factors. Psychological Assessment, 29(1), 26-34.

Monahan, J., Skeem, J., & Lowenkamp, C. (2017).  Age, risk assessment, and sanctioning: Overestimating the old, underestimating the young.  Law & Human Behavior, 41, 191-201. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000233

Kroner, D., Polaschek, D., Serin, R., & Skeem, J. (2017).  Symmetry between crime-causing and crime-reducing factors.  Psychological Services. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/ser0000199

Skeem, J., Kennealy, P., Tatar, J., Hernandez, I., & Keith, F. (2017).  How well do juvenile risk assessments measure factors to target in treatment?  Examining construct validity.  Psychological Assessment, 29, 679-691.


Skeem, J., & Lowenkamp, C. (2016). Race, risk, and recidivism: Predictive bias and disparate impact. Criminology, 54, 680-712. doi: 10.1111/1745-9125.12123

Skeem, J., Monahan, J., & Lowenkamp, C. (2016). Gender, risk assessment, and sanctioning: The cost of treating women like men. Law & Human Behavior, 40, 580-593.  

Monahan, J & Skeem, J. (2016).  Risk assessment in criminal sentencing.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 489-513.  doi: 

Cauffman, E., Skeem, J., Dmietrieva, J., & Cavanagh, C. (2016). Comparing the stability of psychopathy scores in adolescents vs. adults: How often is “fledgling psychopathy” misdiagnosed? Psychology, Public Policy & Law, 22, 77-91.

Murphy, B., Lilienfeld, S., Skeem, J., & Edens, J. (2016). Are fearless dominance traits superfluous in operationalizing psychopathy? Incremental validity and sex differences. Psychological Assessment, 28, 1597-1607.  doi:  10.1037/pas0000288

Watts, A. L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Edens, J. F., Douglas, K. S., Skeem, J. L., Verschuere, B., & LoPilato, A. C. (2016). Does response distortion statistically affect the relations between self-report psychopathy measures and external criteria? Psychological Assessment, 28, 294-306.


Skeem, J., Kennealy, P., Monahan, J., Peterson, J., & Appelbaum, P. (2015).  Psychosis uncommonly and inconsistently precedes violence, among high-risk individuals. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 40-49.

Skeem, J., Steadman, H., & Manchak, S. (2015).  Applicability of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model to justice-involved people with mental illness.  Psychiatric Services, 66, 916-922. 

Prins, S., Skeem, J., & Link, B. (2015).  Criminogenic factors, psychotic symptoms, and incident arrests among people with serious mental illnesses under intensive outpatient treatment.  Law & Human Behavior, 39, 177-178

Edens, J., Kelly, S., Lilienfeld, S., Skeem, J., & Douglas, K. (2015).  DSM-5 antisocial personality disorder: Predictive validity in a prison sample.  Law & Human Behavior, 39, 123-129



Skeem, J., Scott, E., & Mulvey (2014).  Justice policy reform for high-risk juveniles: Using social science to achieve large scale crime reduction.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10, 709-739. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032813-153707  

Skeem, J., Winter, E., Kennealy, P., Eno Louden, J., & Tatar, J. (2014). Offenders with mental illness have criminogenic needs, too: Toward recidivism reduction. Law & Human Behavior, 38, 212-224.  doi: 10.1037/lhb0000054

Manchak, Skeem, J., & Rook, K. (2014).  Care, control, or both? Characterizing major dimensions of the mandated treatment relationship. Law & Human Behavior, 38, 47-57.  doi: 10.1037/lhb0000039

Manchak, S., Skeem, J., Kennealy, P., & Eno Louden, J.L. (2014).  High fidelity specialty mental health probation improves officer practices, treatment access, and rule compliance.  Law & Human Behavior, 38, 450-461. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000076

Monahan, J., & Skeem, J. (2014). Risk redux: The resurgence of risk assessment in criminal sentencing. Federal Sentencing Reporter, 26, 158-166.

Monahan, J., & Skeem, J. (2014).  The evolution of violence risk assessment.  CNS Spectrums, First View, 1-6Doi:

Manchak, S., Kennealy, P., & Skeem, J. (2014).  Officer-offender relationship quality matters: Supervision process as evidence-based practice. Featured article, Perspectives: A Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association, 38, 56-70.

Peterson, J., Skeem, J., & Kennealy, P. (2014).  How often and how consistently do psychiatric symptoms directly precede criminal behavior among offenders with mental illness? Law & Human Behavior, 38, 439–449.  doi: 10.1037/lhb00000752013


Skeem, J., Manchak, S., Lidz, C., & Mulvey, M. (2013). The utility of patients’ self-perceptions of violence risk: Consider asking the one who may know best. Psychiatric Services, 64, 410-415.  doi: 10.1176/

Skeem, J. (2013). Risk technology in sentencing: Testing the promises and perils. Justice Quarterly, 30, 297-303.

Camp, J., Skeem, J., Barchard, K., Lilienfeld, S., & Poythress, N. (2013).  Psychopathic predators?  Getting specific about the relation between psychopathy and violence.  Psychological Assessment, 81, 467-480. doi: 10.1037/a0031349



Eno Louden, J., Skeem, J., et al. (2012). Comparing the predictive utility of two screening tools for mental disorder among probationers. Psychological Assessment, 25, 405-415. doi: 10.1037/a0031213

Eno Louden, J. & Skeem, J. (2012). How do probation officers assess and manage recidivism and violence risk for probationers with mental disorder? An experimental investigation.  Law and Human Behavior, 37, 22-34. doi: 10.1037/h0093991


Manchak, S., Kennealy, P., & Skeem, J. (2014). Officer-offender relationship quality matters: Supervision process as evidence-based practice. Featured article, Perspectives: A Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association, 38, 56-70.


Kimonis, E., Frick, P., Cauffman, C., & Skeem, J. (2012). Primary and secondary variants of juvenile psychopathy differ in emotional processing. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1073-1090. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.04.002

Magyar, M., Edens, J., Lilienfeld, S., Douglas, K., Poythress, N., & Skeem, J. (2012). Using the Personality Assessment Inventory to predict male offenders’ conduct during and progression through substance abuse treatment.  Psychological Assessment, 24, 216-225. doi: 10.1037/a0025359

Tatar, J. R., Cauffman, E., Kimonis, E. R., & Skeem, J. L. (2012).  Victimization history and post-traumatic stress: An analysis of psychopathy variants in male juvenile offenders.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 102-113. doi:10.1080/19361521.2012.671794


Skeem, J., Manchak, S., & Peterson, J. (2011). Correctional policy for offenders with mental illness: Creating a new paradigm for recidivism reduction. Law and Human Behavior, 35, 110-126. doi:10.1007/s10979-010-9223-7

Skeem, J., & Monahan, J. (2011).  Current directions in violence risk assessment.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 38-42. doi:10.1177/0963721410397271


Skeem, J., Polaschek, D., Patrick, C., & Lilienfeld, S. (2011). Psychopathic personality: Bridging the gap between scientific evidence and public policy.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12, 95-162doi: 10.1177/1529100611426706



Kimonis, E.R., Skeem, J., Cauffman, E., & Dmitrieva, J. (2011). Are secondary variants of ‘juvenile psychopathy’ more reactively violent and less psychosocially mature than primary variants? Law and Human Behavior, 35 (5), 381-391. doi:10.1007/s10979-010-9243-3

Peterson, J., Skeem, J., & Manchak, S. (2011). If you want to know, consider asking: How likely is it that patients will hurt themselves in the future? Psychological Assessment, 23, 626-634doi: 10.1037/a0022971


Skeem, J., & Cooke, D. (2010). One measure does not a construct make: Toward reinvigorating psychopathy research.  Reply to Hare & Neumann (2010). Psychological Assessment, 22, 455-457. doi:10.1037/a0014862

Skeem, J., & Cooke, D. (2010).  Is criminal behavior essential to psychopathy? Conceptual directions for resolving the debate.  Psychological Assessment, 22, 433-445. doi:10.1037/a0008512


Blonigen, D., Patrick, C., Douglas, K., Poythress, N., Skeem, J., Lilienfeld, S., Edens, J., & Krueger (2010). Multi-method assessment of psychopathy in relation to factors of internalizing and externalizing from the Personality Assessment Inventory: The impact of method variance and suppressor effects. Psychological Assessment, 22, 96-107. doi:10.1037/a0017240



Kennealy, P., Skeem, J., Walters, G., & Camp, J. (2010).  Do core interpersonal and affective traits of PCL-R psychopathy interact with antisocial behavior and disinhibition to predict violence?  Psychological Assessment, 22, 569-580. doi:10.1037/a0019618

Kimonis, E., Skeem, J., Edens, J., Douglas, K., Lilienfeld, S., & Poythress, N. (2010). Suicidal and criminal behavior among female offenders: The role of abuse and psychopathology. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 581-609. doi:10.1521/pedi.2010.24.5.581

Peterson, J., Skeem, J., Hart, E., Keith, F., & Vidal, S. (2010). Analyzing offense patterns as a function of mental illness to test the criminalization hypothesis.  Psychiatric Services, 61, 1217-1222. doi:10.1176/

Poythress, N.G., Edens, J.F., Skeem, J.L., Lilienfeld, S.O., Douglas, K.D., Wang, T., Epstein, M., Frick, P., & Patrick, C. (2010). Identifying subtypes among offenders With Antisocial Personality Disorder: A cluster-analytic study.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 389-400. doi:10.1037/a0018611

Poythress, N., Lilienfeld, S., Skeem, J., Douglas, K., Edens, J., & Epstein, M. (2010).  Using the PCL-R to help estimate the validity of two self-report measures of psychopathy.  Assessment, 17, 206-219. doi:10.1177/1073191109351715


Ruiz, M., Skeem, J., Poythress, N., Douglas, K., & Lilienfeld, S. (2010). Structure and correlates of the Baratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) in offenders: Implications for psychopathy and externalizing pathology. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9, 178-185doi:10.1080/14999013.2010.517258

Vidal, S., Skeem, J., & Camp, J. (2010). Emotional intelligence and psychopathy: Painting different paths for primary and secondary psychopaths. Law & Human Behavior, 34, 150-163. doi:10.1007/s10979-009-9175-y


Skeem, J., Eno Louden, J., Manchak, S., Vidal., S., & Haddad, E. (2009).  Social networks and social control of probationers with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders.  Law & Human Behavior, 33, 122-135. doi:10.1007/s10979-008-9140-1

Manchak, S., Skeem, J., Douglas, K., & Siranosian, M. (2009).  Does gender moderate the predictive utility of the Revised Level of Service Inventory (LSI-R) for serious violent offenders?  Criminal Justice & Behavior, 35, 425-442. doi:10.1177/0093854809333058

Odgers, CL., Mulvey, EP., Skeem, JL., Gardner, W., & Lidz, CW., Schubert, C. (2009). Capturing the ebb and flow of psychiatric symptoms with dynamical systems models. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 575-582. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2008.08091398

Poythress, N, Skeem, J., Lilienfeld, S., Edens, J., & Douglas, K. (2009). Carver and White’s (1994) BIS Scale and Lykken’s (1995) primary psychopath: A reply to Newman and Malterer (2009). Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 678-681. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2009.01.038


Skeem, J.L., & Bibeau, L. (2008). How does violence potential affect Crisis Intervention Team responses to emergencies? Psychiatric Services, 59, 201-204. doi:10.1176/

Skeem, J., & Manchak, S. (2008). Back to the future: From Klockars’ model of effective supervision to evidence-based practice in probation. International Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 47, 220-247. doi:10.1080/10509670802134069


Douglas, K., Lilienfeld, S., Skeem, J., Poythress, N., & Edens, J. (2008). Antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, and suicide-related behavior: Associations in a large male offender sample. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 511-525. doi:10.1007/s10979-007-9122-8


Eno Louden, J., Skeem, J., Camp, J., & Christensen, E. (2008). Supervising probationers with mental disorder: How do agencies respond to violations? Criminal Justice & Behavior, 35, 832-847. doi:10.1177/0093854808319042


Guy, L.S., Poythress, N.G., Douglas, K.S., Skeem, J.L., & Edens, J.F. (2008). Correspondence between self-report and interview-based assessments of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Psychological Assessment, 20, 47-54. doi:10.1037/1040-3590.20.1.47


Kimonis, E., Frick, P., Skeem, J., Marsee, M., Cruise, K., Munoz, L., & Aucoin, K. (2008). Assessing callous-unemotional traits in adolescent offenders: Validation of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits. International Journal Law & Psychiatry, 31, 241-252. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.04.002


Manchak, S., Skeem, J., & Douglas, K. (2008). Utility of the Revised Levels of Service Inventory (LSI-R) in predicting recidivism after long-term incarceration. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 477-488. doi:10.1007/s10979-007-9118-4


Poythress, N., Skeem, J., Weir, J., Lilienfeld, S., Douglas, K, Edens, J., & Kennealy, P. (2008). Psychometric properties of Carver and White’s (1994) BIS/BAS scales in a large offender sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 732-737. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.07.021


Poythress, N, Edens, J., Landfield, K, Lilienfeld, S., Skeem, J., & Douglas, K (2008). A critique of Carver and White’s (1994) BIS/BAS scales for investigating Lykken’s theory of primary psychopathy. Personality & Individual Differences, 45, 269-275. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.04.014