Assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence : Police employees’ use of the Police Screening Tool for Violent Crimes in Scania

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence : Police employees’ use of the Police Screening Tool for Violent Crimes in Scania
Author Svalin, Klara ; Mellgren, Caroline ; Torstensson Levander, Marie ; Levander, Sten
Date 2016
English abstract
Relapse into intimate partner violence (IPV) can potentially be predicted and counter-measures applied. This study examines the predictive validity of a violence risk assessment tool: the Police Screening Tool for Violent Crimes (PST-VC) among a sample of 65 offenders. All PST-VC assessments regarding IPV that were conducted at the Scania police department in 2010 were included in the sample. Follow-up time was 16–28 months, and all reported incidents with the same victim and suspected offender were recorded. The PST-VC demonstrated limited effect in the ability to identify high-risk offenders and predict repeat victimization. Interventions against the offender and victim protective actions were more often recommended in high-risk cases but did not lower the number of IPV relapses. The study suggests that the PST-VC is not a promising instrument.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14043858.2016.1260333 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention;
ISSN 1404-3858
Pages 1-9
Language eng (iso)
Subject intimate partner violence
violence risk assessment
police
victims
interventions
crime prevention
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21718 Permalink to this page
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