Kriminalprognosen in der Praxis: Die Ergebnisse des International Risk Surveys (IRiS) aus Deutschland

Martin Rettenberger*, Reinhard Eher, Sarah L. Desmarais, Cristina Hurducas, Karin Arbach-Lucioni, Carolina Condemarin, Kimberlie Dean, Michael Doyle, Jorge O. Folino, Veronica Godoy-Cervera, Martin Grann, Robyn Mei Yee Ho, Matthew M. Large, Thierry H. Pham, Louise Hjort Nielsen, Maria Francisca Rebocho, Kim A. Reeves, Corine de Ruiter, Katharina Seewald, Jay P. Singh*

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Forensic psychologists routinely assess the violence risk of their clients and patients. Nevertheless, there is only little knowledge about which risk assessment methods are regularly used in the field. The present study provides the first insight into the clinical practice of risk assessment in Germany. Data were collected from 2,135 respondents from 44 countries as part of the International Risk Survey (IRiS). In Germany, 97 psychologists and members of other professional disciplines were surveyed about their clinical risk assessment practices. The data indicated that a majority of the respondents regularly use standardized risk assessment instruments inclinical practice. The instruments were not only perceived as useful tools for risk assessment purposes of future violence risk alone but also for developing and evaluating risk management plans.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)2-14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • risk assessment
  • assessment
  • risk assessment instrument
  • forensic psychiatry
  • prison system

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