9 Crim. Just. & Behavior 3 (1982)

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DANGEROUSNESS
PREDICTIONS AND THE
MALIGNED FORENSIC
PROFESSIONAL

Suggestions for Detecting
Distortion of
True Basal Violence



H. V. HALL
First Circuit Court, Honolulu


Accuracy of dangerousness predictions are typically assessed by subsequent violence
related arrests and/or hospitalizations, yet evidence suggests the sole use of these measures
excludes all but a small fraction of actual subject violence. As a result, forensic
professionals are perceived as poor predictors of violence, perhaps wrongly. Expansion of
criterion measures of violence is suggested, and methods for detecting subject distortion of
past violence are proffered. Utilization of fake-good/fake-bad assessment methods for
uncovering dishonest interview behavior, and concealment of past violence in particular,
seems warranted.



S ubsumed under rubrics such as acting out (Curnutt &
     Corozzo, 1960; Brown, 1965), violence (Toch, 1969; Har-
togs, 1970), aggression (Bandura, 1973; Rule & Nesdale, 1976),
and dangerousness (Shaw, 1978; Levinson & Ramsay, 1969;
Steadman & Cozza, 1980), articulation of possible predictive
factors relative to inflicted harm on others has decidedly increased
in recent decades. Dangerous behavior, a legal term, is the focus
of forensic prognostications and includes consummated acts of
harm plus inchoate (attempted) offenses in the same crime

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, Vol. 9 No. 1, March 1982 3-12
 1982 American Association of Correctional Psychologists

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