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Violence risk assessment tools are increasingly used within criminal justice and forensic psychiatry, however there is little relevant, reliable and unbiased data regarding their predictive accuracy. We argue that such data are needed to (i) prevent excessive reliance on risk assessment scores, (ii) allow matching of different risk assessment tools to different contexts of application, (iii) protect against problematic forms of discrimination and stigmatisation, and (iv) ensure that contentious demographic variables are not prematurely removed from risk assessment tools.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.12.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Psychiatry

Publication Date

05/2017

Volume

42

Pages

134 - 137

Keywords

Crime prediction, Ethics and human rights, Forensic psychiatry, Racial profiling, Risk assessment, Violence