Correctional psychology

Correctional psychology concerns the assessment and rehabilitation of persons who commit crimes.

Dr. King's lab studies the assessment of risk for committing crimes, the assessment of other factors relevant to correctional rehabilitation, traditional rehabilitation services and novel solutions for reducing criminalness risk, and potential stigma concerning persons who are justice-involved.


Recent representative correctional psychology publications:

King, C. M., & Stettler, B. (in press). Risk Needs Responsivity Model. In R. Roesch (Vol. Ed.), Psychology and law, a volume of Routledge encyclopedia of psychology in the real world. Routledge.

King, C. M., & Morgan, R. D. (2021). Development of serious video game technology for correctional rehabilitation: Project Choices [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology, Montclair State University.

King, C. M., & Heilbrun, K. (2020). Effects of criminogenic risk–needs assessment feedback during pre-release correctional rehabilitation. Criminal Justice and Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820968604

Blonigen, D., King, C. M., & Timko, D. (2019). Criminal justice involvement among veterans. In J. Tsai & E. Seamone (Eds.), Intersections between mental health and law among veterans. Springer.

DeMatteo, D., King, C. M., & Filone, S. (2019). Juvenile offenders: Treatment models and approaches. In R. D. Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of criminal psychology (pp. 743–747). SAGE.

DeMatteo, D., Filone, S., & King, C. M. (2019). Juvenile offenders: Developmental treatment considerations. In R. D. Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of criminal psychology (pp. 739–743). SAGE.

King, C. M., Heilbrun K., Kim, N. Y., McWilliams, K., Phillips, S., Barbera, J., & Fretz, R. (2017). Tablet computers and forensic and correctional psychological assessment: A randomized controlled study. Law and Human Behavior, 41(5), 468–477.

King, C. M. (2017, Winter). Bias-free language and law-psychology. AP-LS News, 5–6.