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Research and Scholarship

Risk Assessment and Management

The management of violence risk is one area where the practice of psychiatry comes into contact with the law. Faculty members from the Division of Law and Psychiatry publish empirical and theoretical work on psychiatric risk assessment and management. The American Psychiatric Association’s Work Group on Violence Risk Assessment reported in 2011 and included two faculty members from the Division among its membership.


Norko M, Baranoski M. The prediction of violence; detection of dangerousness. Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention (2008) 8, 73-91.

Buchanan A. Risk of violence by psychiatric patients: beyond the “actuarial versus clinical” assessment debate. Psych Serv (2008) 59, 184-190.

Norko M, Baranoski M. The state of contemporary risk assessment research. Canadian J Psychiatry (2005) 50, 18-26.