How can scientific information about an individual’s risk of violence be communicated to decision-makers so that they then make proficient decisions about managing that risk?
Researchers from our team have developed some of the most accurate and widely-validated systems for evaluating violence risk in offender and psychiatric populations. We continue to conduct research to improve these tools and to show how users can improve their decision-making with respect to their clients’ risk of violence.
Quinsey, V.L., Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., & Cormier, C.A. (2006). Violent offenders: Appraising and managing risk (Second Edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Information about the book and how to purchase it is available here.
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Fact sheet about corrections to the book’s editions.
Hilton, N.Z., Harris, G.T., & Rice, M.E. (2010). Risk assessment for domestically violent men: Tools for criminal justice, offender intervention, and victim services. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Detailed scoring instructions and practice materials for both the ODARA and DVRAG are in the book; information about the book and how to purchase it is available here.
Fact Sheet About the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide
Fact Sheet about the ODARA/DVRAG system for the assessment of domestic violence risk
Publication list about Risk Assessment and Communication