Study Discredits Evaluation Tools To Predict Violence In Psychopaths.

Reuters (10/2, Kelland) reports that, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, evaluation tools to predict the probability of a psychopathic inmate’s likelihood of committing another offense appear to have little or no value. After analyzing data on some 1,396 incarcerated males in the UK, researchers found that the accuracy rate of three various assessment tools was under 50 percent. The study authors concluded that court officials and probation boards should not rely on these test scores.

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— “Predicting violence in psychopaths is ‘no more than chance’, “Kate Kelland, Reuters, October 2, 2013.

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