The classification of violence risk

John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman, Paul S. Appelbaum, Thomas Grisso, Edward P. Mulvey, Loren H. Roth, Pamela Clark Robbins, Stephen Banks, Eric Silver

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Abstract

The Classification of Violence Risk (COVR®) is an interactive software program designed to estimate the risk that a person hospitalized for mental disorder will be violent to others. The software leads the evaluator through a chart review and a brief interview with the patient. At the end of this interview, the software generates a report that contains a statistically valid estimate of the patient's violence risk-ranging from a 1% to a 76% likelihood of violence-including the confidence interval for that estimate, and a list of the risk factors that the program took into account to produce the estimate. In this article, the development of the COVR software is described and several issues that arise in its administration are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-730
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioral Sciences and the Law
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law

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Monahan, J., Steadman, H. J., Appelbaum, P. S., Grisso, T., Mulvey, E. P., Roth, L. H., ... Silver, E. (2006). The classification of violence risk. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 24(6), 721-730. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.725
Monahan, John ; Steadman, Henry J. ; Appelbaum, Paul S. ; Grisso, Thomas ; Mulvey, Edward P. ; Roth, Loren H. ; Robbins, Pamela Clark ; Banks, Stephen ; Silver, Eric. / The classification of violence risk. In: Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 2006 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 721-730.
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In: Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 24, No. 6, 01.12.2006, p. 721-730.

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Monahan J, Steadman HJ, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Mulvey EP, Roth LH et al. The classification of violence risk. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 2006 Dec 1;24(6):721-730. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.725