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The Utility of the HCR–20 in an Australian Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 05:48 authored by SM Shepherd, RE Campbell, JRP Ogloff
The Historical Clinical Risk Management–20 (HCR–20) is utilised internationally to assess an individual's risk for violence. Despite being widely administered in Australian correctional and forensic populations, the predictive validity of the HCR–20 instrument has never been explored in Australian settings. This retrospective study investigated the predictive validity of the HCR–20 for an Australian cohort of 136 forensic psychiatric patients. Findings support the relationship between the HCR–20 and violent offending post hospital discharge. The HCR–20 Total, Historical, and Risk Management scales shared moderate to large positive correlations with several reconviction categories.
JournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
Publication classificationC1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Historical Clinical Risk Management–20forensic patientsforensic psychologyoffendingrisk assessmentstructured professional judgementviolenceBrain Disorders4 Detection, screening and diagnosis4.2 Evaluation of markers and technologiesMental health16 Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsCognitive SciencesLawPsychology not elsewhere classified