ERIC Number: EJ735202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Correction to Hilton et al. (2004)
Hilton, N. Zoe; Harris, Grant T.; Rice, Marnie E.; Lang, Carol; Cormier, Catherine A.; Lines, Kathryn J.
Psychological Assessment, v17 n2 p131 Jun 2005
This paper reports errors in the article "A Brief Actuarial Assessment for the Prediction of Wife Assault Recidivism: The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment," by N. Zoe Hilton, Grant T. Harris, Marnie E. Rice, Carol Lang, Catherine A. Cormier, and Kathryn J. Lines (Psychological Assessment, 2004, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 267-275). On page 272, line 7, and in footnote 6, line 3, the proportions assigned to the categories with scores of 5-6 and 7-13 are incorrect. The correct proportions are 13% and 7%, respectively. These changes do not affect the conclusions reported in that article. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record EJ688448): An actuarial assessment to predict male-to-female marital violence was constructed from a pool of potential predictors in a sample of 589 offenders identified in police records and followed up for an average of almost 5 years. Archival information in several domains (offender characteristics, domestic violence history, nondomestic criminal history, relationship characteristics, victim characteristics, index offense) and recidivism were subjected to setwise and stepwise logistic regression. The resulting 13-item scale, the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), showed a large effect size in predicting new assaults against legal or common-law wives or ex-wives (Cohen's d=1.1, relative operating characteristic area=0.77) and was associated with number and severity of new assaults and time until recidivism. Cross-validation and comparisons with other instruments are also reported.
Descriptors: Recidivism, Psychological Evaluation, Family Violence, Predictor Variables, Criminals, Individual Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Test Validity, Victims of Crime, Risk, Marital Instability
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