Assessing and managing risk of violence in the mentally disordered.

  title={Assessing and managing risk of violence in the mentally disordered.},
  author={Jane L. Allen},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  volume={4 5},
This review paper explored the concepts of risk assessment and management in relation to 'serious' violence by individuals with mental disorder. The paper highlighted the political context in which concern over serious violence by those with mental disorder is increasing. Government guidance on risk assessment was considered and identified as having an actuarial bias. Correlational studies, which provide actuarial indicators of risk, were explored and a picture was developed that demonstrated… CONTINUE READING