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A Closer Look at Juvenile Homicide

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By Denver FIRST Post-Doc Dr. Katelyn Hernandez

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Denver FIRST Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Katelyn Hernandez, recently published an entry in the Springer Briefs in Psychology series, A Closer Look at Juvenile Homicide. This book focuses on the small but disturbing percentage of homicides by children that occur each year, providing a brief overview of the legal, individual, and social aspects of this phenomenon.

Dr. Hernandez is Denver FIRST's fifth annual Post-Doctoral fellow. Dr. Hernandez was selected after a very competitive national application process. She completed her doctoral internship at Eastern State Hospital in Virginia, focusing on the treatment of people with serious and persistent mental illness as well as forensic mental health assessment. Dr. Hernandez received her PsyD from Nova Southeastern University. During her time at Nova, she specialized in forensic assessment, trauma, and community diversion. Her dissertation and research line focus on forensic mental health and trauma, and she is also finishing co-authorship of a book on juvenile homicide. She has a history of working in outpatient forensic settings, hospitals, and jails.

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