Assailant and Victim Behaviors Immediately Preceding Inpatient Assault

@article{Crowner2005AssailantAV,
  title={Assailant and Victim Behaviors Immediately Preceding Inpatient Assault},
  author={Martha L. Crowner and Gordana Peri{\'c} and Franko Stepcic and Seungyeoun Lee},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={76},
  pages={243-256}
}
The goals of this study were to detect and define victim and assailant behaviors immediately before inpatient assault and to determine their specificity to assault, to assailants, and to more serious assaults. Assault was defined as physical contact such as hitting and slapping and detected using video-cameras installed on a specialized ward for violent patients. Antecedent behaviors, or cues, were identified in victim and assailant in the five minutes preceding assault and in control periods… CONTINUE READING

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