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My research broadly addresses where clinical psychology is relevant to the corrections system. For example, my students, collaborators, and I have done and are doing work in the following areas:

  • Ethnic disparities in mental health treatment in corrections.

  • Correctional staff’s attitudes and role emphases.

  • The characteristics and job duties of correctional mental health workers.

  • Mental health in juvenile offenders.

  • Risks to juvenile delinquents who also have a maltreatment history.

  • Public perceptions of police officers’ responses to offenders with mental illness.

  • Assessment instruments used with juvenile offenders.

  • Mental health and sentencing disparities among adult offenders.

Ricks, E. P., Ferreira, M., & Eno Louden, J. (2018). The changing correctional mental health workers' demographics and duties. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance Online publication. doi:10.1037/pro0000207

Ricks, E. P., Geise, C., & Wood, J. M. (in press). Challenges to Hispanic youth with both delinquency and maltreatment history. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services.

Eno Louden, J., Manchak, S. M., Ricks, E. P., & Kennealy, P. J. (2018). The role of stigma toward mental illness in probation officers’ perceptions of risk and case management decisions. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45,  573-588. doi:10.1177/0093854818756148

Goebel, J., & Ricks, E. P. (2018, March). The influence of race on the MACI: Assessing differences in juvenile offenders at the item, scale, and structural levels. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, TN.

Kang, T., Wood, J. M., Eno Louden, J., & Ricks, E. P. (2018). Prevalence of internalizing, externalizing, and psychotic disorders among low-risk juvenile offenders. Psychological Services, 15(1), 78-86. doi:10.1037/ser0000152

Eno Louden, J., Kang, T., Ricks, E. P., & Marquez, L. (2017). Using the MAYSI-2 to identify mental disorder among Latino juvenile offenders. Psychological Assessment, 29, 727-739. doi:10.1037/pas0000399

Houston, K. A., Russano, M. B. & Ricks, E. P. (2017). “Any Friend of Yours is a Friend of Mine”:  Investigating the Utilization of an Interpreter in an Investigative Interview. Psychology, Crime and Law, 5, 413-426. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2017.1290091

Ricks, E. P. (2017, March). Integrating sleep into eyewitness research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle, WA.

Ferreira, M., & Ricks, E. P. (2017, March). An updated look at correctional mental health workers' characteristics and job duties. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle, WA.

Kang, T., Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., Avila, A., & Castañeda, J. (2016, November). Risk-need-responsivity meta-analysis: Does the responsivity principle uniquely contribute to reducing recidivism? Paper presented at the annual conference of The American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

Ricks, E. P., Eno Louden, J., & Kennealy, P. J. (2016). Probation officer role emphases and use of risk assessment information before and after training. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 34, 337-351. doi:10.1002/bsl.2219

Geise, C., Ricks, E. P., & Wood, J. M. (2016, March). Dually-involved youth of El Paso County, Texas. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

Ricks, E. P., & Eno Louden, J. (2016). Slipping through the cracks: Is mental illness appropriately identified among Latino offenders? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43, 525-538. doi:10.1177/0093854815605525

Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., & Kennealy, P. J. (2015, June). Does probation officer role orientation affect learning in risk assessment training? Paper presented at the third North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Kang, T., Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., & Jones, R. (2015). Aggression, substance use disorder, and presence of a suicide attempt among juvenile offenders with subclinical depression. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 593-601. doi:10.1037/lhb0000145

Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., & Kennealy, P. J. (2015, June). Does probation officer role orientation affect learning in risk assessment training? Paper presented at the third North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Ricks, E. P., & Eno Louden, J. (2015, March). Slipping through the cracks: Is mental illness appropriately identified among Latino offenders? Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Houston, K. A., Russano, M., & Ricks, E. P. (2014, October). Interpreter-facilitated communication: Relationship dynamics and seating configuration. Paper presented at the High-Value Detainee Group (HIG) Research Symposium, Washington, DC.

Ricks, E. P., & Eno Louden, J. (2015). The relationship between officer orientation and supervision strategies in community corrections. Law and Human Behavior, 39(2), 130-141. doi:10.1037/lhb0000098

Kang, T., Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., & Jones, R. (2014, March). Aggression, substance abuse, and suicide in juvenile offenders with subclinical depression. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Kang, T., Wood, J., Eno Louden, J., & Ricks, E. P. (2014, March). Prevalence of psychological disorders in a predominantly Hispanic sample of first-time offenders. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Ricks, E. P., & Eno Louden, J. (2013, March). The effect of community corrections officers' supervision orientation on decisions for offenders. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society, Portland, OR.

Eno Louden, J., Kang, T., & Ricks, E. P. (2013, March). Utility of the MAYSI-2 at identifying Axis I disorders among Hispanic juvenile offenders. In R. Morgan (Chair), Mental illness in criminal justice settings: Identifying needs and custodial concerns. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Doty, K. J., Ricks, E. P., Fisher, S., & Harris, L. (2009, February). A residential intervention for high functioning adults with learning disabilities. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Salt Lake City, UT.

Peer Reviewed Works

Below is a compilation of the research of which I have been a part. Please contact me if you would like a full text copy of any of these works.

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