Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Communication, 1996-1998 (ICPSR 34822)

Published: Sep 6, 2013

Principal Investigator(s):
Paul Slovic, Decision Research; John Monahan, University of Virginia School of Law

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34822.v1

Version V1

This data collection is designed to examine factors influencing the validity of violence risk assessment and risk communication, and it covers three surveys: (1) 1996 Clinical Judgements Survey, (2) 1997 Dangerousness Survey, and (3) 1998 Survey. In all three surveys, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists were shown case summaries of patients hospitalized with mental disorders and were asked to judge the likelihood that the patient would harm someone within six months after discharge from the hospital. The respondents also judged whether the patients posed a high risk, medium risk, or low risk of harming someone after discharge, how closely the mental health center is recommended to monitor the patient's condition, and the likelihood of rehospitalization. Other background information were collected regarding the respondents' assessments distribution, average number of patients per week, and opinions on survey formats. Demographic on respondents includes age, gender, year receiving the doctor's degree, and whether they work for forensic facility full-time or consult for courts.

Slovic, Paul, and Monahan, John. Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Communication, 1996-1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-09-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34822.v1

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National Science Foundation (SBR 9876587)

1996-06 -- 1996-09 (1996 Clinical Judgements Survey)

1997-11 -- 1998-03 (1997 Dangerousness Survey)

1998-06 -- 1998-08 (1998 Survey)

1996-06 -- 1996-09 (1996 Clinical Judgements Survey)

1997-11 -- 1998-03 (1997 Dangerousness Survey)

1998-06 -- 1998-08 (1998 Survey)

Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for information on study design.

Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for information on sampling.

Cross-sectional

All members of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL).

individual

experimental data

self-enumerated questionnaire

(1) 28 percent (2) 42.6 percent (3) 46.6 percent. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for addtional information on responce rates.

2013-09-06

2013-09-06

2013-09-06 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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