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A test of methodology intended to assist detection of aggressive offence paralleling behaviour within secure settings
Purpose. Treatments and risk assessments determined by the offence paralleling behaviour (OPB) framework appear to have found a place in practice well ahead of empirical support and conceptual clarity. Although the framework ...
The EssenCES measure of social climate: A preliminary validation and normative data in UK high secure hospital settings
BACKGROUND: The social climate of forensic units is important but little investigated, in part because of the unavailability of a clinically practical and statistically sound measure.
Antecedents for aggression and the function analytic approach to the assessment of aggression and violence in personality disordered patients within secure settings
The aim of this paper is to explore the validity and clinical utility of a function analytic approach to the assessment of aggression and violence in patients with personality disorder. This paper begins with a review of ...
Personality traits as predictors of inpatient aggression in a high-security forensic psychiatric setting: Prospective evaluation of the PCL-R and IPDE dimension ratings
The Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) initiative in England and Wales provides specialized care to high-risk offenders with mental disorders. This study investigated the predictive utility of personality ...
Aggressive behaviour in high-risk personality disordered inpatients during prison and following admission to hospital
The frequency of aggressive behaviour before and during admission to a hospital unit designed to treat patients identified as dangerous and as having a severe personality disorder (DSPD) was examined. Accounting for ...
The impact of interpersonal style and perceived coercion on aggression and self-harm in personality-disordered patients admitted to a secure psychiatric hospital
Recent research on aggressive behaviour in psychiatric hospitals has emphasised the importance of the interaction between characteristics of patients and the hospital environment. Interpersonal style, a key component of ...
The prediction of imminent aggression and self-harm in personality disordered patients of a high security hospital using the HCR-20 Clinical Scale and the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression
Drawing on recent advances in the violence risk assessment literature, this study tested the predictive validity of two structured measures designed to support risk related decision making, the HCR-20 and the Dynamic ...
Individual characteristics predisposing patients to aggression in a forensic psychiatric hospital
The assessment and management of aggression have become crucial components of psychiatric inpatient care and the focus of considerable research attention. This study examined the relationships between characteristics of ...
Lost in translation? Psychometric properties and construct validity of the English Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) social climate questionnaire
The social climate of correctional (forensic) settings is likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of treatment and the overall functioning of these units. The Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) provides ...
Brief anger interventions with offenders may be ineffective: A replication and extension
Anger-management interventions are widely delivered in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems. Whilst previous research has generally supported the thesis that anger management is an effective intervention ...