Journal article

Understanding dynamic risk factors for violence

Gabrielle Klepfisz, Michael Daffern, Andrew Day

PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Recent years have seen a consensus emerge regarding the dynamic risk factors that are associated with future violence. These risk factors are now routinely assessed in structured violence risk assessment instruments. They provide a focus for treatment in structured group programmes. However, relatively little attention has been paid to risk-related theoretical issues, whether these dynamic risk factors are causally related or simply correlates of violent offending, or the extent to which they change as a consequence of treatment. More challenging is the lack of evidence to suggest that changes in these dynamic risk factors actually result in reductions in violent offending. In this paper we ..

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