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Assessment and management of risk for intimate partner violence by police officers using the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada .
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada .
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2012 (English)In: Law and human behavior, ISSN 0147-7307, E-ISSN 1573-661X, Vol. 36, no 1, 60-67 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a crime that is present in all countries, seriously impacts victims, and demands a great deal of time and resources from the criminal justice system. The current study examined the use of the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide, 2nd ed. (SARA; Kropp, Hart, Webster, & Eaves, 1995), a structured professional judgment risk assessment and management tool for IPV, by police officers in Sweden over a follow-up of 18 months. SARA risk assessments had significant predictive validity with respect to risk management recommendations made by police, as well as with recidivism as indexed by subsequent contacts with police. Risk management mediated the association between risk assessment and recidivism: High levels of intervention were associated with decreased recidivism in high risk cases, but with increased recidivism in low risk cases. The findings support the potential utility of police-based risk assessment and management of IPV, and in particular the belief that appropriately structured risk assessment and management decisions can prevent violence.

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American Psychological Association (APA), 2012. Vol. 36, no 1, 60-67 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105880DOI: 10.1037/h0093948PubMedID: 22471386OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105880DiVA: diva2:711837
Available from: 2014-04-11 Created: 2014-04-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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