A Prevention-Based Paradigm for Violence Risk AssessmentClinical and Research Applications
Youth Violence, Mental-Health, Psychopathy Checklist, Psychiatric-Patients, Predictive-Validity, Decision-Making, Actuarial, Dangerousness, Hcr-20, Accuracy
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The rationale for this article was to outline and describe an emerging model of prevention-based violence risk assessment and management and to discuss attendant clinical and research implications. This model draws on structured professional judgment rather than on actuarial prediction or unstructured clinical prediction. Its purpose is to prevent violence through the assessment of relevant violence risk factors and the application of risk management and intervention strategies that flow directly from these factors. The authors discuss the nature of the clinical tasks that stem from the model as well as a four-step validation procedure required to evaluate it.
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“Criminal Justice and Behavior”, v. 29, issue 5, p. 617-658
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Douglas, Kevin S. and Kropp, P. Randall, "A Prevention-Based Paradigm for Violence Risk AssessmentClinical and Research Applications" (2002). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 760.