Journal article

The predictive validity of youth violence risk assessment tools: a systematic review

Li Lian Koh, Andrew Day, Bianca Klettke, Michael Daffern, Chi Meng Chu

Psychology, Crime & Law | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


This paper reports the findings of a systematic search of published literature which reports the predictive validity of violence risk assessment tools specifically designed for use with youth. A total of 38 studies, involving 9,307 participants, reported data for six different tools; the most common of which were the SAVRY and the YLS/CMI. Each of the tools demonstrated at least moderate levels of predictive validity, with the predictive validity of several newer assessment tools yet to be established. The results provide an up-to-date overview of the state of knowledge in an area in which practitioners make choices about which tools to use on an almost daily basis. It is important that prac..

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