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Rethinking Risk Assessment: The MacArthur Study of Mental Disorder and Violence
Rethinking Risk Assessment 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…
Violence by people discharged from acute psychiatric inpatient facilities and by others in the same neighborhoods.
The prevalence of community violence by people discharged from acute psychiatric facilities varies considerably according to diagnosis and, particularly, co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis or symptoms.
Two scales for measuring patients' perceptions for coercion during mental hospital admission.
Two scales for measuring psychiatric patients' perceptions of coercion during hospital admission are presented and data is reported on the internal consistency of these scales' internal consistency.
Violence and mental disorder: Developments in risk assessment.
Preface List of Contributors 1: Toward a Rejuvenation of Risk Assessment Research John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman. 2: Anger as a Risk Factor for Violence among the Mentally Disordered Raymond W.…
Predicting Violent Behavior: An Assessment of Clinical Techniques
- J. Monahan
- 1 March 1981
'...essential reading for those confronted with the ethical and professional dilemmas involved in predicting violent behavior. Lawyers are destined to become familiar with Monahan's book, and mental…
A Classification Tree Approach to the Development of Actuarial Violence Risk Assessment Tools
This work proposes a classification tree rather than a main effects regression approach for actuarial violence risk assessment tools, and suggests that by employing two decision thresholds for identifying high- and low-risk cases, the use of actuarial tools to make dichotomous risk classification decisions may be further enhanced.
The public's view of the competence, dangerousness, and need for legal coercion of persons with mental health problems.
- B. Pescosolido, J. Monahan, Bruce G. Link, A. Stueve, S. Kikuzawa
- Medicine, PsychologyAmerican journal of public health
- 1 September 1999
Americans report greater concern with individuals who have drug or alcohol problems than with persons who have other mental health problems, and evaluations of dangerousness and coercion indicate a continuing need for public education.
Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Communication: The Effects of Using Actual Cases, Providing Instruction, and Employing Probability Versus Frequency Formats
This article describes studies designed to inform policy makers and practitioners about factors influencing the validity of violence risk assessment and risk communication and describes the response-scale effects found by Slovic and Monahan (1995).
Violence and delusions: data from the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study.
- P. Appelbaum, P. Robbins, J. Monahan
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 April 2000
Although delusions can precipitate violence in individual cases, these data suggest that they do not increase the overall risk of violence in persons with mental illness in the year after discharge from hospitalization.
Mental disorder and violent behavior. Perceptions and evidence.
- J. Monahan
- PsychologyThe American psychologist
- 1 April 1992