Title

A Prevention-Based Paradigm for Violence Risk AssessmentClinical and Research Applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2002

Keywords

Youth Violence, Mental-Health, Psychopathy Checklist, Psychiatric-Patients, Predictive-Validity, Decision-Making, Actuarial, Dangerousness, Hcr-20, Accuracy

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/009385402236735

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Criminal Justice and Behavior, v. 29, issue 5, p. 617-658

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