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A field study of a comprehensive violence risk assessment battery.

Abstract We used archival data to examine the predictive validity of a pre-release violence risk assessment battery over six years at a forensic hospital (N=230, 100% male, 63.0% African-American, 34.3% Caucasian). Examining “real world” forensic decision-making is important for illuminating potential areas for improvement. The battery included the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20, Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, Schedule of Imagined Violence, and Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory. Three outcome “recidivism” variables included contact violence, contact & threatened violence, and any reason for hospital return. Results indicated measures of general violence risk and psychopathy were highly correlated but weakly associated with... (more)
Created Date 2015-03-13
Contributor Neal, Tess M.S. / Miller, Sarah L. / Shealy, R. Clayton
Subject anger / violence / risk assessment / recidivism / incremental validity / field study
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Language English
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Citation Neal, T.M.S., Miller, S.L., & Shealy, R.C. (2015). A field study of a comprehensive violence risk assessment battery. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42, 952-968. doi: 10.1177/0093854815572252
Note This research was supported in part by the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Grant- In-Aid program and the first author was supported in part by an NSF Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship (SES 1228559) during the writing of this manuscript. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of AP-LS or NSF.
Collaborating Institutions ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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