The need for a structured approach to violence risk assessment in autism

Westphal, A and Allely, CS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7640-9505 2019, 'The need for a structured approach to violence risk assessment in autism' , The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 47 (4) .

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Abstract

The relationship between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and violence is poorly understood. Several violence risk factors are either modified by or are unique to ASD; clinicians conducting violence risk assessment of people with ASD must consider these factors. An ASD-specific risk assessment tool is clearly needed. In the absence of this, clinicians often use risk assessment tools designed for other populations, highlighting the importance of establishing their predictive validity in people with ASD. Girardi and colleagues have taken a very important step in this process in their paper, "Assessing the Risk of Inpatient Violence in Autism Spectrum Disorder," by examining whether the Historical Clinical Risk Management-20, Version 3, can predict violence in male patients with ASD in a forensic setting. Further research is needed to design a risk assessment tool specific to ASD and its unique features. [Abstract copyright: © 2019 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1943-3662 **Article IDs: pubmed: 31744856; pii: JAAPL.003896-19 **History: published 19-11-2019
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Publisher: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
ISSN: 1093-6793
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 12:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53390

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