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Assessment and management of risk for intimate partner violence by police officers using the spousal assault risk assessment guide.

Belfrage, Henrik, Strand, Susanne, Storey, Jennifer E., Gibas, Andrea L., Kropp, P. Randall, Hart, Stephen D. (2012) Assessment and management of risk for intimate partner violence by police officers using the spousal assault risk assessment guide. Law and Human Behavior, . ISSN 0147-7307. (doi:10.1007/s10979-011-9278-0) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81846)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10979-011-9278-0
Uncontrolled keywords: Intimate partner violence, Risk assessment, Risk management, SARA, Police
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Depositing User: Jennifer Storey
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 14:56 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 08:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81846 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Storey, Jennifer E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-2514
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