Title

On the ability of mental health professionals to 'predict dangerousness': A commentary on interpretations of the 'dangerousness' literature

Authors

Randy K. Otto

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

The mental health professional can: (1) correctly predict that the individual will be dangerous (Cell A, a valid positive prediction), (2) correctly predict that the person will not be dangerous (Cell D, a valid negative prediction), (3) incorrectly predict that the person will be dangerous (Cell B, an invalid positive prediction), or (4) incorrectly predict that the person will not be dangerous (Cell C, an invalid negative prediction). ...