Forensic psychologists, mental health professionals, and legal professionals working with violent offenders turn to the Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment as the primary reference for the field. With the considerable changes in the field, the second edition will include new and revised instruments that enable forensic psychologists to identify and predict the probable behavior of sex predators and violent offenders. New chapters have been added to cover legal issues, numeric measures, brief and emerging measures along with five chapters on recently released tests.
Table of Contents
Preface Kevin Douglas and Randy Otto Overview 1. Approaches to Violence Risk Assessment: Overview, Critical Analysis, and Future Directions Kirk Heilbrun 2. The Use of Measures of Psychopathy in Violence Risk Assessment John Edens 3. Legal Issues: What Does the Law Require and Find Useful? John Monahan and Randy Otto 4. By the Numbers: Hanson and Hart Karl Hanson and Stephen Hart 5. Brief and Emerging Measures Laura Guy--SORRAT; 2;SRP; DA;DVI; DVSI; VRISK--10; DASA; MLG; SAM; DRAOR; TRIAGE; PRISM
Empirical Actuarial 6. COVR John Monahan 7. Static-Stable-Acute Instruments Karl Hanson 8. VRAG; VRAG-Revised Marnie Rice and Vernon Quinsey 9. Risk Matrix 2000 David Thornton Rational Actuarial 10. LS Adult Jim Bonta 11. LS Youth Steve Wormith 12. VRS Mark Olver and Steve Wong 13. J-SOAP Robert Prentky SPJ 14. EARL-20B, EARL-21G Leena Augimeri 15. SAVRY Randy Borum 16. START Tonia Nicholls
17. HCR-20, Version 2 and 3 Kevin Douglas and Kim Reeves 18. SARA, B-SAFER Randy Kropp 19. SVR-20, RSVP Stephen Hart 20. ERASOR James Worling 21. SAPROF Vivienne de Vogel
About the Editors:
Kevin Douglas is a Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and the author of the most widely used instrument of violence risk assessment. Currently, he is President of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
Randy Otto is Associate Professor of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida. A past President of AP-LS he is a widely published author of forensic assessment in civil and criminal law.