4. Formulation of Violence Risk Using Evidence-Based Assessments: The Structured Professional Judgment Approach

  1. Peter Sturmey4 and
  2. Mary McMurran5
  1. Stephen D. Hart1 and
  2. Caroline Logan2,3

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch4

Forensic Case Formulation

Forensic Case Formulation

How to Cite

Hart, S. D. and Logan, C. (2011) Formulation of Violence Risk Using Evidence-Based Assessments: The Structured Professional Judgment Approach, in Forensic Case Formulation (eds P. Sturmey and M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Queens College and City University, New York, USA

  2. 5

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Simon Fraser University, Canada and University of Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  3. 3

    University of Manchester, UK

  1. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of their employers or any other organization with which they are affiliated. The authors contributed equally to the preparation of this chapter. Address correspondence to Stephen D. Hart, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6. E-mail: hart@sfu.ca

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin6 and
  2. Mary McMurran5

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 6

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683958

Online ISBN: 9781119977018

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Keywords:

  • formulation of violence risk - using evidence-based assessments, structured professional judgment approach;
  • formulation of violence risk - a neglected topic in forensic mental health;
  • violence risk assessment and management - critical elements of forensic mental health services;
  • evidence-based violence risk assessment;
  • approaches, to evidence-based violence risk assessment - discretionary and nondiscretionary;
  • structured professional judgment procedure - assessing risk, the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol or RSVP;
  • nondiscretionary procedures, actuarial use of psychological tests - psychopathy, and Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised;
  • actuarial instrument - for assessing risk for sexual violence, the STATIC-99;
  • four major approaches - formulating violence risk;
  • decision theory framework, structuring thinking about past, present - scenario planning in structuring thinking about the future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Part 1: The Practice of Violence Risk Assessment

  • Part 2: Formulation of Violence Risk

  • Part 3: An Illustrative Case Formulation

  • Conclusion

  • References