Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment

Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment

by Randy K. Otto, Kevin S. Douglas

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Overview

This comprehensive Handbook of original chapters serves as a resource for clinicians and researchers alike. Two introductory chapters cover general issues in violence risk assessment, while the remainder of the book offers a comprehensive discussion of specific risk assessment measures.

Forensic psychology practitioners, mental health professionals who deal with the criminal justice system, and legal professionals working with violent offenders will find the Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment to be the primary reference for the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136914584
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/27/2011
Series: International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Randy K. Otto, PhD, ABPP, is an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida in Tampa and an adjunct faculty member at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. He has served as President of the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and currently chairs the committee revising the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and, in 2008, he received an award for distinguished career contributions to forensic psychology from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Kevin S. Douglas, Ph.D., LL.B., is on the psychology faculty at Simon Fraser University. He is a co-author of the HCR-20 (along with Christopher Webster, Stephen Hart, and Derek Eaves), one of the most widely used violence risk assessment tools. He is the 2006 recipient of the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Achievement sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society.

Table of Contents

Heilbrun, Yasuhara, Shah, Violence Risk Assessment Tools: Overview and Critical Analysis. DeMatteo, Edens, Hart, The Use of Measures of Psychopathy in Violence Risk Assessment. Part I: Juvenile Risk. Augimeri, Enebrink, Walsh, Jiang, Gender-specific Childhood Risk Assessment Tools: Early Assessment Risk Lists for Boys (EARL-20B) and Girls (EARL-21G). Borum, Lodewijks, Bartel, Forth, Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY). Hoge, Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory. Part II: Adult Risk. Rice, Harris, Hilton, The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide for Violence Risk Assessment and the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment and Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide for Wife Assault Risk Assessment. Wong, Olver, Two Treatment- and Change-oriented Risk Assessment Tools: The Violence Risk Scale and Violence Risk Scale – Sexual Offender Version. Douglas, Reeves, Historical-clinical-risk Management-20 (HCR-20) Violence Risk Assessment Scheme: Rationale, Application, and Empirical Overview. Monahan, The Classification of Violence Risk. Andrews, Bonta, Wormith, The Level of Service (LS) Assessment of Adults and Older Adolescents. Kropp, Gibas, The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA). Anderson, Hanson, Static-99: An Actuarial Tool to Assess Risk of Sexual and Violent Recidivism Among Sexual Offenders. Hart, Boer, Structured Professional Judgment Guidelines for Sexual Violence Risk Assessment: The Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20) and Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP).

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