The efficacy of violence prediction: a meta-analytic comparison of nine risk assessment tools.

@article{Yang2010TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of violence prediction: a meta-analytic comparison of nine risk assessment tools.},
  author={Min Yang and Stephen C. P. Wong and Jeremy Coid},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={740-67}
}
Actuarial risk assessment tools are used extensively to predict future violence, but previous studies comparing their predictive accuracies have produced inconsistent findings as a result of various methodological issues. We conducted meta-analyses of the effect sizes of 9 commonly used risk assessment tools and their subscales to compare their predictive efficacies for violence. The effect sizes were extracted from 28 original reports published between 1999 and 2008, which assessed the… CONTINUE READING

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