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Prediction of Violence and Self-Harm in Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Prospective Study of the Efficacy of HCR-20,PCL-R, and Psychiatric Symptomatology

Prediction of Violence and Self-Harm in Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Prospective Study of the... The efficacy of the Historical, Clinical, and Risk Management Scales (HCR-20; C. D. Webster, D. Eaves, K. S. Douglas, & A. Wintrup, 1995), Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R; R. D. Hare, 1991), Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS; A. T. Beck, A. Weissman, D. Lester, &L. Trexler, 1974), and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) to predict violence and self-harm in 34 institutionalized mentally disordered offenders was assessed. Both the HCR-20 and BPRS were strong predictors of violence whereas the PCL-R had moderate predictive ability. BHS was the only variable predictive of self-harm. Although risk assessment measures were successful at predicting in-patient violence, a clinical measure of mental state was at least as effective in these mentally disordered offenders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association

Prediction of Violence and Self-Harm in Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Prospective Study of the Efficacy of HCR-20,PCL-R, and Psychiatric Symptomatology

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0022-006x
eISSN
1939-2117
DOI
10.1037/0022-006X.71.3.443
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Abstract

The efficacy of the Historical, Clinical, and Risk Management Scales (HCR-20; C. D. Webster, D. Eaves, K. S. Douglas, & A. Wintrup, 1995), Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R; R. D. Hare, 1991), Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS; A. T. Beck, A. Weissman, D. Lester, &L. Trexler, 1974), and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) to predict violence and self-harm in 34 institutionalized mentally disordered offenders was assessed. Both the HCR-20 and BPRS were strong predictors of violence whereas the PCL-R had moderate predictive ability. BHS was the only variable predictive of self-harm. Although risk assessment measures were successful at predicting in-patient violence, a clinical measure of mental state was at least as effective in these mentally disordered offenders.

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Journal of Consulting and Clinical PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jun 1, 2003

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