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Rethinking Risk Assessment The MacArthur Study of Mental Disorder and Violence

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ISBN-10: 0195138821

ISBN-13: 9780195138825

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman, Eric Silver, Paul S. Appelbaum, Pamela Clark Robbins

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The presumed link between mental disorder and violence has been the driving force behind mental health law and policy for centuries. Legislatures, courts, and the public have come to expect that mental health professionals will protect them from violent acts by persons with mental disorders. Yet for three decades research has shown that clinicians' unaided assessments of "dangerousness" are barely better than chance. Rethinking Risk Assessment: The MacArthur Study of Mental Disorder and Violence tells the story of a pioneering investigation that challenges preconceptions about the frequency and nature of violence among persons with mental disorders, and suggests an innovative approach to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D., Policy Research Associates, Delmar, NY.

Eric Silver is a comedian, writer, actor, and director whose work has appeared in McSweeney#39;s and Thought Catalog . He is a contributor to Brokelyn , and is the co-creator of the web series Brokelandia . He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his backyard.

Violence Risk Assessment: The Law and the Science
Violence Among Patients in the Community
Testing "Criminological" Risk Factors
Testing "Clinical" Risk Factors
Customizing Risk Assessment
Combining Customized Risk Assessments to Produce the Best Estimate of Risk
Violence and the Clinician: Assessing and Managing Risk
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App. B