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Risk Assessment for Domestically Violent Men
Author: N. Zoe Hilton

ISBN: 9781433804663
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 17 July 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.5
Description:
From a domestic violence victims first call to police or visit to a womens shelter, through the offenders bail, sentencing, parole, and treatment program, criminal justice officers and clinicians must make informed decisions about which cases need the most attention as well as ensure targeted provisions are in place to prevent recurrences of violence. Authors Hilton, Harris, and Rice make a powerful case for using actuarial risk assessments to predict recidivism in male domestic violence offenders. These assessments, the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) and the Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG), are the first in the field. The ODARA/DVRAG system helps criminal justice officials and clinicians decide which offenders pose the greatest risk to therefore preclude the most dangerous cases from falling through the cracks. Notably, the authors assert that systematically implementing these tools into public policy will reduce the number of violent assaults on women by their partners. The book draws on the authors in-depth empirical studies of violent men and their extensive experience with recidivism risk assessment in policing, co...

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