Reframing Violence Risk Assessment for Female Juvenile Offenders

  • Candice L. Odgers
  • Melinda G. Schmidt
  • Dickon Reppucci
Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 19)


The assessment of risk for future violence is a task that clinicians and criminal justice practitioners are faced with on a daily basis. Recent advances in risk assessment research have led to an increased understanding of the empirical relationships between risk factors and violent outcomes among adult male populations (see Borum, 1996; Douglas & Ogloff, 2003; Monahan & Steadman, 1994). Simultaneously, a plethora of risk assessment instruments, such as the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG; Harris, Rice, & Quinsey, 1993) Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 1991), Psychopathy Checklist-Screening Version (PCL-SV; Hart, Cox, & Hare, 1995) and Historical and Clinical Risk Guide (HCR-20; Webster, Douglas, Eaves, & Hart, 1997) have been developed and tested widely among adult male forensic populations.


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  • Candice L. Odgers
    • 1
  • Melinda G. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Dickon Reppucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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