Risk Assessment: Origins, Evolution, and Implications for Practice (SpringerBriefs in Psychology)

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This compact reference makes the case for a middle ground between clinical and actuarial methods in predicting future violence, domestic violence, and sexual offending. It critiques widely used measures such as the PCL-R, VRAG, SORAG, and Static-99 in terms of clarity of scoring, need for clinical interpretation, and potential weight in assessing individuals. Appropriate standards of practice are illustrated--and questioned--based on significant legal cases, among them Tarasoff v.Regents of the State of California and Lipari v. Sears, that have long defined the field. This expert coverage helps make sense of the pertinent issues and controversies surrounding risk assessment as it provides readers with invaluable information in these and other key areas: 
  • The history of violence prediction.
  • Commonly used assessment instruments with their strengths and limitations.
  • Psychological risk factors, both actual and questionable.
  • Clinical lessons learned from instructive court cases, from Tarasoff forward.
  • Implications for treatment providers.
  • How more specialized risk assessment measures may be developed. 
Risk Assessment offers its readers--professionals working with sex offenders as well as those working with the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Sex Offender Appraisal Guide--new possibilities for rethinking the assessment strategies of their trade toward predicting and preventing violent criminal incidents.
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ISBN-13: 9783319170572
ISBN-10: 3319170570
Pagini: 85
Ilustrații: Bibliographie
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.14 kg
Ediția: 2015
Editura: Springer
Colecția Springer
Seriile SpringerBriefs in Psychology , SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology

Locul publicării: Cham, Switzerland

Public țintă



​​Chapter 1: Origins.- The MacArthur Foundation Research on Risk Assessment.- The Supposed Roles of Mental Illness.- Case Example.- Predicting Sexual Re-Offending.- Chapter 2: Assessment Instruments.- Psychopathology Checklist - Revised (PCL-R).- Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG).- Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide (SORAG).- Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG).- Static-99.- Rapid Risk Assessment for Sex Offender Recidivism (RRASOR).- Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool - Revised (MnSOST-R).- Structured Professional Judgement.- Historical, Clinical, Risk Management - 20 (HCR-20).- Sexual Violence Risk - 20 (SVR-20).- Spousal Assault Risk Appraisal Guide (SARA).- Observations and Limitations.- Chapter 3: Clinical Practice.- Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (1976).- McIntosh v. Milano (1979).- Shaw v. Glickman (1980).- Thompson v. Alameda County (1979).- Hedlund v. The Superior Court of Orange County (1983).- Brady v. Hopper (1983).- Davis v. Lhim (1983).- Peck v. Counseling Services of Addison County (1985).- White v. United States (1986).- Currie v. United States (1986).- Nasser v. Parker (1995).- Sage v. United States (1997).- Jablonski v. United States (1983).- Lipari v. Sears, Roebuck (1980).- Williamson v. Liptzin (2000).- Ewing v. Goldstein (2004)​.- Chapter 4: Conclusions.


“The book offers auseful resource for individuals wanting to develop basic knowledge about thetopic. Students in the fields of law and mental health and other professionalsnew to the specialized field of violence risk assessment should find the comprehensivereview of case law in the clinical practice section highly informative.” (LauraS. Guy, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol . 60 (45), November,2015)

Notă biografică

Dr. David Shapiro is a Professor of Psychology at the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale Florida.  He teaches courses on ethics and professional issues, forensic assessment, criminal law, and projective testing.  His research involves studies of capital sentencing, expert testimony, the insanity defense,  and assessment of the perpetrators of domestic violence.  He lectures extensively on forensic assessment and on risk management in psychological practice.
Angela Noe, M.A., is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University. She previously received a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of forensic behavioral analysis, crisis (hostage) negotiations, risk assessment, and female-perpetrated aggression. She has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and youth involved in the juvenile justice system.


Details the MacArthur Foundation Research on Risk Assessment
Gives a thorough list of assessment instruments like the psychopathology checklist and violence risk appraisal guide