Stephen Hart

Apr
18

A Clinical Case Study using the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

The HCR-20 is the most commonly used violence risk assessment instrument across 44 countries, with over 100 evaluation studies in 32 countries. Version 3 of the HCR-20 was released in 2013 and since that time professionals and organizations have begun the process of implementing Version 3 into their clinical practice and clinical service provision. Administration […]

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Apr
04

Practical Guidance to Successful Clinical Implementation of the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

According to a recent survey, the HCR-20 is the most commonly used violence risk assessment measure across 44 different countries. The HCR-20 assists professionals in correctional, mental health, and forensic settings make decisions about who poses higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or the community, and to devise and monitor risk management […]

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Mar
07

Dr. Stephen Hart on the Administration of the HCR-V3 (Video)

In 2013 the long-awaited Version 3 of the HCR-20 was published. This assessment instrument uses a Structured Professional Judgment approach to threat assessment and risk management. At the International launch of the HCR-V3 in Edinburgh, Scotland a one-day conference was held where international experts involved in the development of Version 3 presented on various topics […]

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Feb
21

Dr. Stephen Hart on the SPJ Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

The Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approach to risk assessment holds many points of differentiation from the actuarial approach. Whereas the actuarial approach uses actuarial tests that are developed in one setting and may not be predictive in other settings, the SPJ approach uses instruments that have been developed on the basis of empirical research that […]

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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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May
10

Overview of the HCR-20 Version 3 Administration Procedure (Video)

Recently in Edinburgh, Scotland the International launch for Version 3 of the HCR-20 took place, with each of the instrument’s authors (minus Chris Webster) speaking about the development of the third version. In this video, Professor Stephen Hart provides an overview of the administration procedures for Version 3 of the HCR-20. Next up, Professor Kevin […]

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May
02

The Evolution of the Structured Professional Judgement Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

I recently had the chance to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland for the International launch of Version 3 of the HCR-20. For those of you who don’t know, the HCR-20 is an assessment instrument, developed to evaluate risk for general violence. First published in 1993 and then updated in 1995, the HCR-20 quickly became the most […]

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