Assessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders And Child Abusers by Jacquelyn C. CampbellAssessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders And Child Abusers by Jacquelyn C. Campbell

Assessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders And Child Abusers

byJacquelyn C. CampbellEditorJill Messing

Paperback | April 3, 2017

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Practitioners in the social, behavioral, and health fields often work with perpetrators and survivors of interpersonal violence. Many are asked to make predictions about the likelihood of future violence.Assessing Dangerousnessreviews the intricacies of predicting intimate partner violence and homicide as well as child abuse and homicide to better prepare readers to make such assessments. Extensively revised, this classic volume highlights the latest research in clear and accessible language. Each contributor, a noted expert in his or her field, has faced the difficult task of assessing the risk of intimate partner violence or child abuse in courtrooms, clinics, shelters, hospitals, schools, and more. The contributors' experience in research and practice makes this the go-to resource for anyone interested in learning about making predictions with regard to violent behavior in family settings.

Assessing Dangerousness,Third Edition:

  • Presents clinical and court examples requiring the assessment of risk and danger that appeal to practitioners in social work, psychology, nursing, counseling, criminology, and public health.
  • Introduces an evidence-based approach that practitioners can use to integrate risk assessment in a variety of settings.
  • Covers the latest risk assessment instruments for use in the field, including the Danger Assessment, the DVSI-R, and the ODARA.
  • Highlights the newest and most promising applications of risk assessment such as the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program.
  • Synthesizes related legal and ethical issues to help practitioners implement risk assessment in a responsible way.
  • Identifies prediction factors and risk markers for use in interventions.
  • Exposes the overlap between child and intimate partner homicide, which is instrumental in identifying families with multiple risks.
  • Presents the latest research on the risk of reassault in intimate partner violence and considers that risk over the life course.
  • Reviews the latest version of Dr. Campbell's Danger Assessment, the most widely used homicide risk assessment instrument for survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • Introduces two new authors in the chapters on child abuse lethality assessments and risk of intimate partner violence, exposing readers to the rising stars in the field.
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN,is a professor and the Anna D. Wolf Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is a national leader in research and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV). She has authored or coauthored more than 250 publications and seven books on violence, its health...
Title:Assessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders And Child AbusersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2017Publisher:Springer Publishing Co., Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826133266

ISBN - 13:9780826133267


Table of Contents




1. Prediction of Interpersonal Violence: An Introduction

Allison Ward-Lasher, Daniel J. Sheridan, Nancy E. Glass, and Jill Theresa Messing

Classic Clinically Based Prediction Models

A Victim-Service Reality: Community-Based Intervention

Reliability and Validity

An Evidence-Based Practice Model for Assessing Risk

Predictive Factors

Ethical Considerations


2. Prediction Issues for Practitioners

Joel S. Milner, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, and Jill Theresa Messing

Clinical Versus Statistical Prediction Strategies

Legal Issues and Prediction

Ethical Issues and Prediction

Psychometric Issues in Clinical Practice

Approaches to Developing Predictive Instruments

Test Reliability

Test Validity

Other Measurement Issues


3. Child Physical Abuse Risk Assessment: Parent and Family Evaluations

Joel S. Milner and Julie L. Crouch

Risk Assessment in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention

Child Physical Abuse Risk Factors

Research Issues That Impact Child Physical Abuse Risk Assessment

Determination of Child Physical Abuse Risk


4. Evaluating Risk Factors for Fatal Child Abuse

Scott D. Krugman and Francie J. Julien-Chinn

Context and Definition

Incidence of Child Fatalities

Causes of Child Fatalities

Child Death Investigation

Child Abuse Fatality Typologies

Risk Factors for Fatal Child Abuse



5. Prediction of Homicide of and by Battered Women

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Jill Theresa Messing, and Kirk R. Williams

Homicide and Intimate Partner Violence

Prediction Issues

Published Lists of Danger Signs

The Danger Assessment

Future Directions in Lethality Risk Assessment: A Community Approach


6. Assessing Risk of Intimate Partner Violence

N. Zoe Hilton and Angela Wyatt Eke

Risk Markers and Correlates of IPV

Risk Factors for Repeated Assault by IPV Offenders

Risk Assessment Instruments for IPV

Frequent and Severe Assault

Assessing Risk After Intervention

Practice Issues


7. Children at Risk of Homicide in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence

Peter Jaffe, Jordan Fairbairn, and Katherine Reif

Homicides Committed by Parents

Child Homicides and Child Maltreatment

The Overlap of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

Assessing Risk for Child Homicide in Intimate Partner Violence Contexts