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NCJ Number: 152110 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Dangerousness: Violence by Sexual Offenders, Batterers, and Child Abusers
Editor(s): J C Campbell
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-3747-4
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Experts in the fields of health, mental health, and criminal justice with clinical and research experience in assessing dangerousness contributed to this volume on the prediction of violence, child abuse, spouse abuse, and sexual assault.
Abstract: The book contains papers on the prediction of child abuse using the Child Abuse Potential Inventory and on the prediction of homicide in spouse abuse, violence by sex offenders, and further assault by batterers. The first chapter specifically explores the prediction of intentional interpersonal violence and describes clinically based prediction models and predictive factors (history of violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and demographics). Subsequent chapters address clinical issues in predicting dangerousness, including legal, ethical, and psychometric issues; approaches to the development of predictive instruments; physical child abuse assessment and perpetrator evaluation; clinical assessment of risk factors for wife assault; the prediction of homicide by and against battered women; and the prediction of sex offenses, including rape and child molestation. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abused women; Battered wives; Child abuse; Child molesters; Child victims; Criminality prediction; Dangerousness; Female victims; Homicide; Juvenile victims; Rape; Rights of AIDS patients; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; Sexual assault victims; Violent offenders
Note: Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series
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