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ERIC Number: EJ917506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1040-3590
Predictive and Incremental Validity of the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide Scores with Male and Female Jail Inmates
Hastings, Mark E.; Krishnan, Shilpa; Tangney, June P.; Stuewig, Jeffrey
Psychological Assessment, v23 n1 p174-183 Mar 2011
The present study examines the predictive and incremental validity of Violence Risk Appraisal Guide scores in a sample of 328 male and 145 female jail inmates held on felony charges. Significant gender differences were observed in VRAG item and total score means, as well as in correlations between the VRAG and concurrent measures of aggression. VRAG scores significantly predicted institutional misconduct during incarceration and recidivism in the first year postrelease for male inmates but not for female inmates. In terms of incremental validity, VRAG scores predicted institutional misconduct and recidivism beyond that accounted for by psychopathy for male inmates but not for female inmates. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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