Validity of current risk assessment instruments for the prediction of complex and serious offending.

Evaluate the performance of the LSRNR, HCR-20, Static-99, VRS, RSVP, and SARA for identifying risk of violent, sexual, and other complex and potentially serious offending (stalking, fire setting, family violence). The project will also investigate whether pre-/post treatment- change in risk is associated with changed reoffending patterns. The project will involve the collection of data from both Correctional and Forensic Mental Health service populations. This project will inform selection of risk assessment instruments by CV.