risk assessment

Jan
15

Site Differences Impact Clinician Applications and Predictive Accuracy of the J-SOAP-II

The J-SOAP-II should be used as part of a battery of risk assessment tools rather than in a strict actuarial manner for assessing future risk. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a […]

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Dec
18

YLS/CMI cross-cultural validity uncertain for low-risk Indigenous youth

The YLS/CMI accurately predicts recidivism in high-risk Australian offenders, yet has difficulty in low and moderate risk groups, particularly for non-English speaking youth. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in 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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Oct
14

Psychological Assessments for Aboriginal Offenders may be Culturally Biased

The Correctional Service of Canada faces an order to stop using key psychological risk assessments on aboriginal offenders because they may be culturally biased. In a 37-page decision, Federal Court of Canada Judge Michael Phelan said he will hold off for 30 days to give the government time to make submissions on how to establish […]

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Oct
02

CPORT shows Predictive Accuracy for Sexual Recidivism among Adult Male Child Pornography Offenders

The Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (CPORT) was significantly associated with sexual recidivism, demonstrating moderate predictive accuracy for adult male child pornography offenders. 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 […]

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Sep
18

START Reveals Gender Difference in Prediction of Inpatient Aggression and Self-harm

The START is a better predictor of aggression and self-harm in women than it is for men. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]

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Sep
04

SSPI Bolsters Validity for STABLE-2007’s Deviant Sexual Interest Items

The SSPI significantly added to the predictive accuracy of the STABLE-2007 in terms of deviant sexual interest in children while it did not bolster the Static-99R or Static-2002R. 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 […]

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Jul
24

Non-Violent, Repeat Offenders Impact the Accuracy of Risk Assessments

Specification of outcome can significantly improve the predictive accuracy of both actuarial and clinical assessments for violence amongst discharged prisoners but with limits. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in 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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Jul
17

Join us for a FREE webinar on the LSI-R:SV

Tuesday | August 25th, 2015 | 1:00pm (Eastern) 1 Hour (1 CE) | FREE Learn how to quickly prioritize high-risk offenders with the 8 highest prediction questions from one of the most widely used and best validated risk/needs assessment, the LSI-R.  Offender management is a critical task necessary to protect the general public from crime and harm, […]

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Jun
12

Criminogenic Factors and Psychotic Symptoms Predict Arrest Rates Among People With Serious Mental Illnesses

Criminogenic factors and psychotic symptoms are both useful variables in assessing risk for recidivism among people with mental illnesses not under current correctional supervision. 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 […]

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May
22

Juror Ratings of Risk Appear Dependent Upon Communication Format in Static-99R Reports

Prospective jurors draw different conclusions about reported Static-99R scores depending on whether risk is communicated in terms of category, relative risk, or normative samples. 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 […]

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Mar
06

Join us for Summer Training Institute

Join us for Summer Training Institute at John Jay College, June 1st -5th. You will engage in in-person workshops with internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters.  Below are highlights of two workshops that will be offered during Summer Training Institute. The 5 day Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment workshop goes from June 1st […]

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Feb
13

Rapid Growth of PCL-R Use in U.S. Courts Accounted for by Prosecution of Sexually Violent Predators and Parole Hearings

The rapid growth of the PCL-R in courts is largely accounted for by prosecution cases against sexually violent predators or in parole hearings. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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