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Violence Risk Assessment

  1. David Nussbaum

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy1023

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Nussbaum, D. 2010. Violence Risk Assessment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.

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  1. University of Toronto, Scarborough

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


An extensive literature concerning violence risk assessment (VRA) details discrete risk factors and their derivative instruments for specific violent populations, including sex offenders, young offenders, domestic violence, female offenders, and the violent developmentally delayed (see Nussbaum, 2006). This entry provides a conceptual appreciation for the evolution of VRA technique and content to enable a critical reading of primary literature with an understanding of its defining issues, informed translation of research into practice, and a call for generating advances in this intellectually challenging and practically important area.