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Violence Prediction - In the Institution, and After Release
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How well do risk assessment tools predict institutional violence or violent recidivism?  Once again, Canada's Public Safety department takes a thoughtful look at an important question.  In the newly posted report, Assessing the Utility of Risk Assessment Tools and Personality Measures in the Prediction of Violent Recidivism for Adult Offenders, authors Campbell, French, and Gendreau conduct a meta-analysis of studies examining the effectiveness of tools such as the LSI-R, VRAG, SIR, HCR-20,and PCL-R, with conclusions regarding which may be more reliable predictors of violence during incarceration or after release.

 




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