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Domestic Violence Risk Assessment

Tools for Effective Prediction and Management
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This authoritative second edition helps those charged with curbing domestic violence assess and manage offenders and the risk of recidivism.Effectively measuring and communicating the risk of domestic assault recidivism is an essential part of curbing domestic violence. This authoritative book for psychologists, child protection workers, lawyers, and other professionals involved in assessing and managing offenders presents a comprehensive risk assessment system comprised of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) and the Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG). It demonstrates how to score, interpret, and communicate the results of these assessments, and how to incorporate their results into broader discussions of public policy. The appraisals have been thoroughly updated to accurately assess individuals from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with new coverage of female offenders alongside male offenders, making this new edition a crucial resource for ensuring victim safety, offender treatment, and criminal justice in the modern world.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Overview of Domestic Violence Assessment Chapter 1. Theory and Research in Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Chapter 2: Assessing the Risk of Violent Behavior: Hypothesis Versus Evidence Chapter 3: Risk Assessment for Criminal Justice, Offender Intervention, and Victim Services Part II: Understanding and Apply the ODARA and the DVRAG Chapter 4: Creating a Frontline Risk Assessment: The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Chapter 5: Validations and Applications of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Chapter 6: In-depth Risk Assessment and Theoretical Explanation: The Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG) Part III: Additional Risk Assessment Considerations Chapter 7: Risk Communication Chapter 8: Implementing Actuarial Risk Assessment Chapter 9: Questions and Answers about the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment / Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (ODARA/DVRAG) System Chapter 10: Scoring Manual for the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Chapter 11: Scoring Manual for the Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG) Appendix: Scoring Practice Case Materials References Index About the Authors
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