Related Research

  • Sexual Minority Articles
    • Tomei, J., Cramer, R. J., Boccaccini, M. T., & Ryba-Panza, N. (in press). The gay panic defense: Legal defense strategy or reinforcement of homophobia in court? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260517713713
    • Burks, A.C., & Cramer, R.J. (2016). Gender identity and sexual orientation in the assessment and management of suicide. In V. Brabender & J. Mihura (Eds.) Handbook of gender, sex, and psychological assessment (pp. 353-369). New York, NY: Routledge.
    • Cramer, R.J., Johnson, J.C., Crosby, J.W., Henderson, C.E., La Guardia, A., & Stroud, C.H. (2016).  Personality, coping, and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual community members. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 272-278. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.025
    • Tomei, J., & Cramer, R.J. (2016). Legal policies in conflict: The gay panic defense and hate crime legislation. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 16, 217-235. doi: 10.1080/15228932.2016.1192331
    • Burks, A. C., Cramer, R. J., Henderson, C. E., Stroud, C. H., Crosby, J. W., & Graham, J. (2015). Frequency, nature and correlates of hate crime victimization experiences in an urban sample of lesbian, gay and bisexual community members. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260515605298
    • Cramer, R. J., Burks, A. C., Stroud, C. H., Bryson, C. N. (2015). A moderated mediation analysis of suicide proneness among lesbian, gay, and bisexual community members. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 622-641. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2015.34.7.622
    • Cramer, R. J., Chevalier, C. S, Gemberling, T. M., Stroud, C. H., & Graham, J. (2015). A confirmatory factor analytic evaluation of the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 123-129. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000102
    • Cramer, R. J., Colbourn, S. L., Gemberling, T. M., Graham, J., & Stroud, C. H. (2015).
    • Substance-related coping, HIV-related factors, and mental health among an HIV-positive sexual minority community sample. AIDS Care, 27, 1063-1068. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1024097
    • Gemberling, T. M., Cramer, R. J., Miller, R. S., Stroud, C. H., Noland, R. M., & Graham, J.
    • (2015). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity as a moderator of relationship functioning after sexual assault. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 3431-3452. doi: 10.1177/0886260514563834
    • Stroud, C.H., Cramer, R.J., LaGuardia, A.C., Crosby, J.W., & Henderson, C.E. (2015). Personality, spirituality, suicide and self-injury proneness among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Personality and Mental Health, 18, 777-788. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2015.1096240
  • Sexual Minority Presentations
    • Tomei, J., & Cramer, R. J. (2016, May). Legal policies in conflict: The gay panic defense and hate crime legislation. Poster presented at the American Society of Trial Consultants Conference, Redondo Beach, CA.
    • Tomei, J., Cramer, R.J., Boccaccini, M.T., Ryba-Panza, N., Henderson, C. E., & Schmidt, A.T. (2016, March). Gay Panic: Legal Defense Strategy Gone Too Far? Paper presented at the American Psychology and Law Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Miller, R. S., Cramer, R. J., Stroud, C. H., & Graham, J. (2014, February). Attention to alternative romantic partners among gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. 
    • Burks, A.C., Stroud, C.H., Cramer, R.J., Henderson, C.E., Crosby, J.W., & Graham, J. (August, 2013). An Examination of the role of sexual minority stress on LGB community members. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Chevalier, C. S., Gemberling, T., Cramer, R.J., Stroud, C.H., & Graham, J. (August 2013). Victimization and double minority status: Moderating effects of sexual identity. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Cramer, R.J., Stroud, C.H., Fraser, T., Johnson, S.M., Burks, A.C., Johnson, J.C., Wechsler, H.J., & Graham, J. (March, 2013). A trait-interpersonal analysis of suicide-related behavior among lesbian, gay, and bisexual Individuals. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.
    • Cramer, R.J., Stroud, C.H., Miller, R.S., Graham, J., Burks, A.C., Johnson, J.C., & Wechsler, H.J. (August 2013). Project Legacy: Preliminary findings from an LGB community health investigation. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Johnson, J.C., Stroud, C.H., Cramer, R.J., Crosby, J.W., Henderson, C.E., & Graham, J. (August, 2013). The role of coping and personality traits among LGB Individuals. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Stroud, C.H., Cramer. R.J., Graham, J., Henderson, C.E., & Crosby, J.W. (August, 2013). Personality and religiosity as risk and protective factors for suicide in sexual minority adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Race/Ethnicity Articles
    • McCallum, K. E., MacLean, N., & Gowensmith, W.N. (2015). The impact of defendant ethnicity on the psycholegal opinions of forensic mental health evaluators. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry,39, 6-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2015.01.015
    • Cramer, R.J., Kehn, A., Pennington, C.R., Wechsler, H.J., Clark, J.W., & Nagle, J. (2013). An examination of sexual orientation- and transgender-based hate crimes in the post-Matthew Shepard era. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19, 355-368. doi: 10.1037/a0031404
    • Cramer, R.J., Miller, A.K., Amacker, A.M.., & Burks, A.C. (2013). Openness, right-wing authoritarianism, and antigay prejudice in college students: A mediation model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 64-71.  
    • Varela, J.G., Boccaccini, M.T., Murrie, D.C., Caperton, J., & Gonzalez, Jr., E. (2013). Do the Static-99 and Static-99R perform similarly for White, Black, and Latino offenders? International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 12, 231-243. doi: 10.1080/14999013.2013.846950
    • Varela, J.G, Gonzalez, Jr., E., Clark, J.W., Cramer, R.J., & Crosby, J.W. (2013). Evaluating juror immigration attitudes: Development and preliminary validation of the Negative Attitude Toward Immigration Scale. Journal of Latino/a Psychology, 1, 155-170. doi: 10.1037/a0033707.
    • Varela, J.G., Boccaccini, M.T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Gharagozloo, L., & Johnson, S. (2011). Do defense attorney referrals for competence to stand trial evaluations depend on whether the client speaks English or Spanish? Law and Human Behavior, 35, 501-511.  doi: 10.1007/s10979-010-9253-1
    • Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M.T., & Noland, R.M. (2008). Detecting over- and underreporting of psychopathology with the Spanish-language Personality Assessment Inventory: findings from a simulation study with bilingual speakers. Psychological Assessment, 20, 189-194.
    • Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M.T., & Noland, R.M. (2007). Professionally responsible test selection for Spanish speaking clients: A four-step approach for identifying and selecting translated tests. Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, 38, 363-374.
    • McCoy, W.K. & Edens, J.F. (2006) Do black and white youth differ in levels of psychopathic traits? A meta-analysis of the Psychopathy Checklist Measures. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,74, 386-392.
    • Skeem, J. L., Edens, J. F., Colwell, L. H, & Campbell, J. (2004). Are there ethnic differences in levels of psychopathy? A meta-analysis. Law and Human Behavior, 28, 505-527.
    • Kan, Y. W., & Phillips, S. (2003). Race and the death penalty: Including Asian Americans and exploring the desocialization of law. Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, 1, 63-92.
  • Race/Ethnicity Presentations
    • Bailey, C. A., Muñoz C. G., Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M., Camins, J., & Abate, A., Venta, A. (2017). The effect of unpreparedness for immigration court on psychopathology in recently immigrated adolescents. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Seattle, Washington.
    • Ball, E. M., Airrington, M. D., Abate, A. C., Taylor, L. K., & Venta, A. C. (2016, November). When and how do race and ethnicity explain patterns of dysfunctional discipline? Poster presented at the meeting of the Texas Psychological Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Kempker, S., Formon, D. L., Bernhard, P. A., Bate, B. P., & Schmidt, A. T. (2016, April). The Michael Brown affect: Impacts of race-related arrest footage on personality. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
    • Laxton, K., Schmidt, A., & Hoskowitz, N.A. (2015). A culturally sensitive revision of the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire, Child Version (SPSRQ-C). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, San Diego, California.
    • Gonzalez, Jr., E., Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., et al. (2014, March). Risk assessment and cultural diversity: A study space analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • Kline, S., Varela, J. G., Hawes, S., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2014, March). Item-level differences for the Static-99R and MnSOST-R among White, Black, and Latino sex offenders. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.  
    • McLaughlin, J., Kan, L., Gardner, B. O., Manning, J., Bate, B., & Varela, J. (March, 2014). A study space reviewing research on multicultural concerns in malingering assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
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    • McLaughlin, J., Kan, L., Gardner, B., Manning, J., Bate, B., & Varela, J. (2014, November). Assessing response style among diverse populations in a competency to stand trial context: A study space analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • Gonzalez, Jr., E., Cramer, R.J., Clark, J.W., Varela, J.G., & Cuervo, V.A. (March, 2013). A mediation model of immigration attitude formation among venirepersons. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.
    • Kan, L., Simpler, A., Lawrence, J. M., Wang, H. W., Hamilton, A. A., & Sauvagnat, C. Characteristics of non-English speaking defendants referred for evaluation of competency to stand trial. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.
    • Kline, S., Varela, J. G., Hawes, S., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2013, March). Offender characteristics, offender PAI scores, and victim characteristics for White, Black, and Latino sex offenders. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, Oregon.
    • Mena, C., Henderson, C., Kan, L. (2013, August). Does ethnicity moderate the alliance-substance abuse outcome relation? Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
    • Rice, A. K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Varela, J. G. (2013, March). Do Static-99 scores differ among White, Black, and Latino offenders?  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, Oregon.
    • Gonzalez, Jr., E., Varela, J. G., Clark, J. W., Cramer, R. J., Rodriguez, M. C., Cuervo, V. A., & Sartain, W. (2012). Evaluating juror immigration attitudes: Development and validation of the Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Immigration Scale (ATIIS). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, San Juan, PR.
    • Varela, J. G., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Cramer, R. J., Clark, J. W., Cuervo, V. A., & Sartain, W. (2012) The moderating role of blameworthiness in jurors’ verdict of punishment decisions in anti-Latino hate crimes. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, San Juan, PR.
    • Varela, J.G., Boccaccini, M.T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Gharagozloo, L., & Johnson, S. (2011, March). Do defense attorney referrals for competence to stand trial evaluations depend on whether the client speaks English or Spanish? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.
    • Varela, J., Boccaccini, M.T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., & Murrie, D.C. (2011, March). Do the Static-99 and Static-99R perform similarly for White, Black, and Hispanic offenders? In D.C. Murrie (Chair), Field Reliability and Field Validity of Forensic Assessment Techniques.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL. 
    • Miller, A. K., Nelson, D. V., Backstrom, T. L., Canales, E. J., Menaker, T. A., & Wang, D. (2010, August). Ethnicity, ethnic identification, and posttraumatic spiritual growth. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
    • Sanders, J.S., Nungaray, K. M., Spears, C., & Anastasi, J.S. (2009, August). Examining the own-race bias using racially ambiguous faces. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • Sanders, J.M., Sauvagnat, C.L., Nelson, D.V., Kordinak, S.T., & Boccaccini, M.T. (2008, August). Racial and acculturative differences among Hispanic Americans on Restructured Clinical Scale Scores of the MMPI-2. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA
  • Gender Presentations
    • Bate, B.P., & Tomei. J. (2015) Juror perceptions of women as expert witnesses: Suggestions for the effects of testimony complexity, gender-intrusive questioning, and perceived credibility. Poster presented at American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
    • Burks, A. C., Cramer, R. J., Miller, R. S., Wechsler, H. J., Mena, C. M., & Chevalier, C. S. (2015, May).  Is orange the new black? A theoretical examination of ‘gay for the stay’ and the pseudo-family: Identity and coping among female offenders. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York. 
    • McLaughlin, J., Bate, B., Gardner, B. O., Jeon, H., Kan, L. Y., & Varela, J. (March, 2015). Multicultural concerns in the assessment of response style in studies including women: A study space analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, California.
    • Johnson, J., Cramer, R.J., Tomei, J., & Stroud, C. (2014, March). Juror gender and locus of control as moderators of perceptions of expert witness testimony. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • Miller, A. K., Gardner, B. O., Duncan, J. M., Kline, S. A., & Vera, L. M. (2013, March). Gender discrimination in the courtroom: An explanatory model of foreperson selection. Poster presented at the annual meeting of           the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.
    • Rockett, J. L., Henderson, C., Murrie, D., Dembo, R., Poythress, N., & Jainchill, N. (2008, August). Gender differences on the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory: Examining differential item functioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.