The Resource Violent offenders : appraising and managing risk, Vernon L. Quinsey ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Violent offenders : appraising and managing risk, Vernon L. Quinsey ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Label
Violent offenders : appraising and managing risk
Title
Violent offenders
Title remainder
appraising and managing risk
Statement of responsibility
Vernon L. Quinsey ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The primary focus of this book is on criminal violence of both mentally disordered and criminal inmates, whose histories of criminal violence raise serious societal concerns about the commission of future acts of violence. It is difficult for legal experts, psychologists, and policy makers to make decisions that strike the proper balance between an offender's civil liberties and community safety. Such a balance requires an accurate assessment of the likelihood that an individual offender will commit a new violent or sexual offense. On the basis of their research on mentally disordered offenders, sex offenders, fire setters, and psychopathic offenders, the authors have devised an actuarial assessment instrument, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide. The authors argue that risk management can be improved by combining what is already known about predicting violence, clinical decision making, and program evaluation. They conclude that the results of their applied research have implications for our understanding of the etiology of violent criminal behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 365.64
  • 365/.64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9304
LC item number
.V56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The law and public policy
Label
Violent offenders : appraising and managing risk, Vernon L. Quinsey ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-337) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
apa00000282
Dimensions
27 cm.)
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 356 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
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.b28746065
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa00000282

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