Measuring dangerousness and severity of personality disorder: the Prisoner Cohort Study

Coid, J. and Ullrich, S. and Yang, M. and Zhang, T. and Roberts, A. (2005) Measuring dangerousness and severity of personality disorder: the Prisoner Cohort Study. Project Report. Home Office, London.

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Abstract

The Prisoner Cohort Study was commissioned by the Home Office as part of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) programme to evaluate the ability of the current range of DSPD assessment instruments to predict serious offending. Aim of the study was to validate these measures on men, women, young people, and minority ethnic groups. Furthermore, it was intended to examine the relationship of both dynamic and static factors for serious offending in order to target future community-based interventions and management strategies for the DSPD group of offenders. It was intended to identify both types of risk factors with a view to increasing accuracy of prediction in re-offending by combining these. The preliminary findings from the Prisoner Cohort Study demonstrate the extent to which a sample of offenders serving sentences for violent and sexual offences meet the criteria for inclusion in the DSPD programme and describe their profile of need.

Keywords:Prisoner Cohort Study, Dangerousness, Personality Disorder, DSPD, Dangerous and Severe Personality, Risk Assessment
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:15900
Deposited On:02 Nov 2014 19:43

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