Examining the science and practice of violence risk assessment with female adolescents.


Journal Article (Review)

While the field of violence risk assessment among adult males has progressed rapidly, several questions remain with respect to the application of forensic risk assessment tools within other populations. In this article, we consider the empirical evidence for the assessment, prediction, and management of violence in adolescent girls. We discuss limitations of generalizing violence risk assessment findings from other populations to adolescent girls and point out areas where there is little or no empirical foundation. Critical issues that must be addressed in research prior to the adoption or rejection of such instruments are delineated. Finally, we provide practice guidelines for clinicians currently involved with adolescent females within risk assessment contexts.

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Cited Authors

  • Odgers, CL; Moretti, MM; Reppucci, ND

Published Date

  • February 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 27

PubMed ID

  • 15865330

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15865330

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-661X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-7307

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10979-005-1397-z


  • eng