W. Amory Carr, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fordham University
M.A. Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A. Morehouse College 

Forensic Psychology

As a discipline at the intersection of the behavioral sciences and legal system, there are many academic and professional careers in Forensic Psychology which span both worlds. For those interested in exploring this dynamic field, please see the following websites: 

American Psychology-Law Society:
International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services:
Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy:
International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology:

Selected Publications

Carr, W. A. (In Press) The Impact of Personality Disorders on Legally Supervised Community Treatment: A Systematic Literature Review. Community Mental Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-013-9649-8. 

Carr, W. A., Eggenberger, M., Crawford, L., Rotter, M. (2013). Prediction of institutional misconduct among civil psychiatric patients: Evaluating the role of correctional adaptations. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40 (5), 541-550. DOI: 10.1177/0093854812456645 

Carr, W. A., Amrhein, C., Dery, R. (2011) Research Protections within Diversion Settings: Should 
they be considered prisoners? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 29, 796-805. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.1010 

Rotter, M., Carr, W. A. (2011). Targeting Criminal Recidivism in Mentally Ill Offenders: Structured 
Clinical Approaches. Community Mental Health Journal, 47, 723-726. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-011-9391-z 

Rotter, M., Carr, W. A., Magyar, M. & Rosenfeld, B. (2011). From Incarceration to Community Care: 
The Structured Assessment of Correctional Adaptation: A new tool for a new population. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 39, 72-77. 

Magyar, M., Carr, W. A., Rosenfeld, B. & Rotter, M. (2010). An exploration of the relationship between criminal cognitions and psychopathy in a civil psychiatric sample. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54, 865-877. DOI:10.1177/0306624X09344105 

Carr, W. A., Rosenfeld, B., Magyar, M., & Rotter, M. (2009). An exploration of criminal thinking styles among psychiatric patients. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19, 334-346. DOI: 10.1002/cbm.749 

Carr, W. A., Rotter, M., Steinbacher, M., Green, D., Dole, T., Garcia-Mansilla, A., Goldberg, S., & 
Rosenfeld, B. (2006). Structured Assessment of Correctional Adaptation (SACA): A Measure of the Impact of Incarceration on the Mentally Ill in a Therapeutic Setting. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50, 570-581. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X06289176

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