Assessing Dangerousness

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Assessing Dangerousness

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Violence by Batterers and Child Abusers, Second Edition


  • Jacquelyn C. Campbell PhD, RN, FAAN

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This updated edition of the classic book on risk assessment presents the latest research regarding the prediction of interpersonal violence. In clear and accessible language, the authors address the specific variables involved in the prediction of child abuse and homicide, as well as intimate partner violence and homicide. This edition also presents an important revision of Campbell's ground-breaking intimate partner homicide lethality risk instrument, the Danger Assessment.

All of the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume have faced the difficult task of assessing the risk of family violence in a wide variety of settings--courts, clinics, shelters, emergency rooms, protective service offices, schools, batterer intervention programs, violence prevention programs, and more. Their combined experience in research and practice makes this an indispensable resource for all clinicians required to make predictions about violent behavior.

    Key features of this new edition include:

  • Coverage of a wide breadth of clinical and court situations requiring threat assessments
  • A review of the latest assessment instruments
  • New findings on predicting fatal child abuse
  • Legal and ethical issues in risk assessment

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 25, 2007
  • Page Count 180
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102980
  • EISBN 9780826116833

About The Author(s) 

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is a national leader in research and advocacy in the field of intimate partner violence (IPV) and has authored or co-authored more than 230 publications and seven books on violence and health outcomes. As a nurse educator and mentor, Dr. Campbell teaches course on Family Violence and is the PI of an NIH-funded (T32) fellowship that provides funding for pre- and postdoctoral fellows in violence research. Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2000, Dr. Campbell was a member of the congressionally appointed U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence.

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Table of Contents 

  1. Prediction of Interpersonal Violence: An Introduction, Daniel J. Sheridan, Nancy Glass, Barbara J. Limandri, and Christine A. Poulos
  2. Prediction Issues for Practitioners, Joel S. Milner and Jacquelyn C. Campbell
  3. Child Physical Abuse Assessment: Perpetrator Evaluation, Joel S. Milner
  4. Evaluating Risk Factors for Fatal Child Abuse, Scott D. Krugman and Richard D. Krugman
  5. Prediction of Homicide of and by Battered Women, Jacquelyn C. Campbell
  6. Assessing Risk of Intimate Partner Violence, N. Zoe Hilton and Grant T. Harris
  7. Risk Factors for Femicide-Suicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From a Multisite Case Control Study, Jane Koziol-McLain, Daniel Webster, Judith McFarlane, Carolyn Rebecca Block, Yvonne Ulrich, Nancy Glass, and Jacquelyn C. Campbell

  8. Author Index