Prediction of violence using the HCR-20: a prospective study in two maximum-security correctional institutions
2000 (English)In: Journal of forensic psychiatry (Print), ISSN 0958-5184, E-ISSN 1469-9478, Vol. 11, no 1, 167-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The HCR-20 and the PCL:SV were used in a prospective study of 41 long-term sentenced offenders in two correctional, maximum-security institutions. The aim was to test the validity of these instruments in the prediction of institutional violence. All assessments were made by a comprehensive examination of the offenders' files, completed with clinical interviews ranging from 1 to 3 hours. The mean follow-up time was 8 months. Our results show high predictive validity for the HCR-20's clinical and risk management items, but for almost none of its historical items. The results suggest that violence inside correctional institutions can be predicted with a certain degree of validity by using the HCR-20 and the PCL:SV, even within a selective 'high-risk' group of offenders such as that under study here.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2000. Vol. 11, no 1, 167-175 p.
risk prediction; institutional violence; HCR-20; PCL : SV
Research subject Psychiatry; Criminology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54045DOI: 10.1080/095851800362445ISI: 000086720600014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-0034081508OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54045DiVA: diva2:1057704