Risk Assessment and Offender Victim Relationship in Juvenile Offenders

Risk Assessment and Offender Victim Relationship in Juvenile Offenders

Risk Assessment and Offender Victim Relationship in Juvenile Offenders

Risk Assessment and Offender Victim Relationship in Juvenile Offenderss

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Référence bibliographique [2424]

Lusignan, Richard et Marleau, Jacques D. 2007. «Risk Assessment and Offender Victim Relationship in Juvenile Offenders ». International Journal of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology, vol. 51, no 4, p. 433-443.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The aim of this study is to compare the Historical, Clinical and Risk Management–20 checklist items (HCR-20; Webster, Douglas, Eaves, & Hart, 1997) to two groups of adolescents, those who committed an offence toward known victims (family members and acquaintances) and unknown victims (strangers). » (p. 435)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« In all, 104 adolescents exclusively male [admitted to the Adolescents Program of the Philippe-Pinel Institute of Montréal between February 1998 and April 2003], were evaluated [and interviewed]. » (p. 435)

Instruments :
« An HCR-20 checklist was completed for each case. » (p. 437)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« The present study compares the Historical, Clinical, and Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) checklist in a male offender population of 108 adolescents using the relationship between the offender and the victim as a classification factor. Two types of relationship were retained for comparison purposes: family victim/known victim and unknown victim. All adolescents admitted to the Adolescent program of Montréal’s Philippe-Pinel Institute from February 1998 to April 2003 were assessed and their families were met. The HCR-20 checklist was completed for each adolescent. Statistically significant differences were observed for the mean rank of the total score of the HCR-20 and two sub-scales, the historical subscale (H) and the risk management subscale (R). The results indicate that the adolescents who victimize strangers have more violent risk factors compared to those who victimize family/known victims. These results have important implications regarding prevention and treatment. » (p. 433)