Violence

Feb
14

Female Veterans More Likely to Engage in Family Violence

Female veterans were almost 3 times more likely to engage in family violence whereas male veterans were more than 3 times more likely to aggress against strangers. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a […]

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Feb
07

Development of the HCR-20 Version 3 (Videos of Dr. Kevin Douglas)

The HCR-20 is a structured professional judgment risk assessment tool that is used throughout the world to assist in the evaluation of risk for general violence. In 2013, the third version of this risk assessment instrument was published. As part of the launch of the long-awaited 3rd edition to this risk assessment tool, a series […]

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Jan
31

Psychopathy Facets Add Predictive Utility Over and Above Antisocial Personality Disorder

The four facets of psychopathy add predictive utility over and above Antisocial Personality Disorder for various aspects of clinical and criminal behavior. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]

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Jan
24

APA-ABA National Conference: Confronting Family and Community Violence (May 1 – 3, 2014)

The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) are co-hosting a National Conference on Confronting Family and Community Violence from May 1-3 , 2014 in Washington, DC. Confronting Family and Community Violence APA and ABA are joining together to co-sponsor this continuing education national conference, addressing the broad range of issues related […]

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Dec
20

Changes in Dynamic Risk Factors Predict Short-Term Institutional Violence

Changes in dynamic risk factors predict short-term institutional violence, even after controlling for static risk factors. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and […]

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Nov
15

Are You Using Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment?

Oxford University Press has published a book series entitled Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment. This series has made a significant impact on the field of forensic psychology by offering concise, empirically based information regarding best practices for forensic assessment in a variety of areas. The series consists of 20 books, each written by […]

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Nov
01

Violence Risk Assessment and Management Workshop for Post-Secondary Institutions

This 5-day Violence Risk Assessment & Management Workshop is being presented by ProActive ReSolutions between January 27-31, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. About the Workshop Violence in post-secondary institutions is a serious problem that has gained a great deal of attention over the last decade partly as a consequence of tragic cases involving students, staff, […]

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Oct
11

Psychopathy NOT Predictive of Violence in Latino Americans

The power of psychopathy to predict violence may vary by ethnic group. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | 2013, […]

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