The short- to medium-term predictive accuracy of static and dynamic risk assessment measures in a secure forensic hospital

Chi Meng Chu, Stuart David Michael Thomas, James Robert Ogloff, Michael David Daffern

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Abstract

Although violence risk assessment knowledge and practice has advanced over the past few decades, it remains practically difficult to decide which measures clinicians should use to assess and make decisions about the violence potential of individuals on an ongoing basis, particularly in the short to medium term. Within this context, this study sought to compare the predictive accuracy of dynamic risk assessment measures for violence with static risk assessment measures over the short term (up to 1 month) and medium term (up to 6 months) in a forensic psychiatric inpatient setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230 - 241
Number of pages12
JournalAssessment
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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