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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 230
Professor
Gabriele Niccoli
Semester
Fall

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PSYCH 230 LAST LECTURE 11/27/2013 8:12:00 AM Clinical Judgements of Treatment  9 clinicians completed an assessment questionnaire for 200 remanded men o agreement on treatability, dangerousness and recommendations was moderate o no consensus for type of treatment  questionnaires were completed immediately after 60 interdisciplinary case conferences involving extensive group discussion  what is it were asking people to do? And how difficult is it? And what can we reasonably expect from their judgments? What are they using to make their judgments? Actuarial Prediction  Use predictors statistically related to violent recidivism  Clinicians expected dangerousness to be related to: o A homicide offense o High institutional assault frequency o An involuntary admission o A low IQ  Actual factors related to dangerousness o An economic or sexual offense o Remand (not involuntary) admission status o Young age o Number of times in corrections o Higher iq Structuring Discretion  What are we going to do to give us the best data  Static predictors o Cant be changed  Most incarcerated are male  Useful for prediction only  Dynamic predictors o Vary over time
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