Kevin S. Douglas, Simon Fraser University

Associate Professor Psychology Vancouver, British Columbia douglask@sfu.ca Office: (778) 782-7050

Bio/Research

Kevin S. Douglas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Prior to starting this postion in 2004, he was on faculty for three years at the University of South Florida (Department of Mental Health, Law, & Policy). He graduated with a law degree (LL.B.) ...

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Bio/Research

Kevin S. Douglas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Prior to starting this postion in 2004, he was on faculty for three years at the University of South Florida (Department of Mental Health, Law, & Policy). He graduated with a law degree (LL.B.) from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 2000, and obtained his Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University in 2002.

His research interests involve the application of psychological science and theory to legal and criminal justice phenomena, such as crime and violence. More specifically, current areas of focus include violence risk assessment and management, risk reduction in mental health, dynamic (time-variant) risk factors (their trajectories and role in violent behaviour), mental disorder and violence, decision-making about risk for violence, and psychopathic personality (its role in criminal behaviour; its nature; its measurement). More legally-oriented projects include the judicial use and understanding of the concept and measurement of psychopathy within legal case law, and the law’s conceptualization of the risk. In 2005, Dr. Douglas received a five-year Career Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and in 2006, he received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society.



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