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The Utility of the HCR–20 in an Australian Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients

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posted 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.

History

Journal

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

Volume

25

Pagination

273-282

Location

England

ISSN

1321-8719

eISSN

1934-1687

Language

en

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

2

Publisher

Informa UK Limited