The Canadian Contribution to Violence Risk Assessment: History and Implications for Current Psychiatric Practice Academic Article uri icon

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  • Over the past quarter-century, Canadian researchers, clinical practitioners, and policy specialists have made several notable contributions to the broad field of violence risk assessment and management. In part, these contributions have been fostered by major changes in law over this period; in part, they have been spurred by findings from large-scale Canadian prediction–outcome studies. This paper offers references for a range of Canadian-inspired assessment schemes designed to evaluate psychopathy and potential for violence against others.


  • Bloom, Hy
  • Webster, Christopher
  • Hucker, Stephen
  • De Freitas, Karen

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  • January 2005