We used archival data to examine the predictive validity of a pre-release violence risk assessment battery over six years at a forensic hospital (N=230, 100% male, 63.0% African-American, 34.3% Caucasian). Examining “real world” forensic decision-making is important for illuminating potential areas for improvement.

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    • This research was supported in part by the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Grant- In-Aid program and the first author was supported in part by an NSF Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship (SES 1228559) during the writing of this manuscript. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of AP-LS or NSF.

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    Neal, T.M.S., Miller, S.L., & Shealy, R.C. (2015). A field study of a comprehensive violence risk assessment battery. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42, 952-968. doi: 10.1177/0093854815572252

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