risk assessment

Dec
05

Changes in Dynamic Factors During Treatment Predicts Postdischarge Recidivism

Changeability of dynamic risk and protective factors during treatment is useful for measuring development in forensic patients related to reduced violent recidivism. 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 […]

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Nov
07

Use of Violence Risk Assessments Tools a Growing Global Phenomenon

The use of psychological assessment instruments for evaluations of risk is a growing phenomenon around the world. 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
19

Causal Attributions Influence Scores on the HCR-20

Casual attributions—judgments about the internal or external cause of an individual’s actions—influence scores on the HCR-20. 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
12

Upcoming Training Dates for Risk Assessment Workshops

Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) is pleased to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for workshops provided by our partner, ProActive ReSolutions, who will be holding several upcoming in-person workshops on violence risk assessment and management. Workshop dates are listed below. As always, online training on risk assessment and management is available at any […]

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Sep
05

Cultural Context Important for Violence Risk Assessment in Australian Aboriginal Offenders

Consideration of cultural context is important for the evaluation of risk for violence in Australian Aboriginal Offenders and, by extension, other cultural minority groups. 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 […]

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Aug
15

Call for Papers: North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference

June 4-6, 2015 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Correctional and Criminal Justice is a specialty area in psychology. It is not simply about taking what works for the general population and putting it to work within a correctional setting. It is about adapting psychology to the client, adapting to the organizations that correctional and criminal justice […]

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Jul
11

Use of the HCR-V3 in The Netherlands, Germany, England, and Wales

Taylor & Francis has made the recently published Special Issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health available for free download until the end of the year. Check out these great articles on the HCR-20 Version 3. Introduction to the Special Issue of the HCR-20 Version 3 Author Kevin S. Douglas Abstract The HCR-20 […]

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Jun
20

Free Article: Assessing Risk for Violence using SPJ Guidelines

The Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, published by Taylor & Francis, has made the following article available free of charge until the end of 2014. To access the article please click the title of the article below. To download a PDF of the article, please click here. Assessing Risk of Violence Using Structured Professional Judgment […]

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Apr
25

Crime + Substance Misuse = Increased Risk

Adolescents who commit crime and misuse substances are at increased risk for subsequent crime and substance-related social problems compared to adolescents who only commit crime or who only misuse substances or who do neither. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the […]

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Apr
11

Victimization Increases Risk for Violence

Recent victimization increases risk for violence in justice-involved persons with mental illness. 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 | 2014, […]

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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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