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(p. 143) Predictions of Violence 

(p. 143) Predictions of Violence
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(p. 143) Predictions of Violence
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John Monahan

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190688707.003.0009
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date: 16 November 2018

This chapter presents an historical account of the emergence of violence risk assessment as a central issue in what were portrayed as reforms of the mental health and criminal justice systems in the 1970s. The author traces his own involvement in the nascent field of psychology and law to his writing the first comprehensive review of research on the validity of violence risk assessment. The chapter then details the major theoretical, empirical, and policy strides that characterized violence risk assessment as it matured over the next several decades. The author concludes by reflecting on several issues whose resolution has proved elusive.

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