Journal article

Predicting Reoffending Using the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY): A 5-Year Follow-Up Study of Male Juvenile Offenders in Hunan Province, China

Jiansong Zhou, Katrina Witt, Xia Cao, Chen Chen, Xiaoping Wang

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Juvenile violent offending is a serious worldwide public health issue. OBJECTIVE: The study examined whether the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) can be used to predict violent reoffending in Chinese male juvenile offenders, and to determine which risk/protective domains (items) are associated with violent recidivism. METHODS: A total of 246 male juvenile offenders were recruited. SAVRY domains were scored by trained raters based on file review and interviews with participants and their legal guardians. Information on further arrests, charges, or convictions for violent offences were collected from police records over a five year follow-up. RESULTS: Over th..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


Awarded by MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 30800368, 81371500, 81571341, 81501637), and the MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Sciences (Project No. 13YJC190033).