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2019-06-27 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - page(s)

Vicenzutto Audrey , Saloppé Xavier, Pham Hoang Thierry , "Implementation of the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) among a Belgian sample (Symposium)" in 19th Annual IAFMHS Conference: Cultural Diversity at the Intersection of Mental Health and the Law, Montréal, Canada, 2019

  • Codes CREF : Psychologie juridique (DI4258)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Psychologie légale (P352)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)
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(Anglais) • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a priority for public health. IPV is considered one of the most serious violence for the physical injuries for victims, the complexity of motives, and its potential repetitive and risk nature. “The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA; Kropp, Hart, Webster, & Eaves, 1999) remains a popular risk assessment and case management tool for those working with perpetrators and victims of IPV violence” (Kropp, & Gibas, 2010, p227). We implement the SARA among a sample of male probationers (N=29; persons convicted of IPV, with an injunction of care but who are not incarcerated; mean age = 39 years) and a sample of male forensic inpatients (N=10; mean age = 42 years). Each patient was evaluated to the SARA, the PCL-R (Hare, 2003), the HCR-20 (Webster, et al, 1997) and the VRAG (Harris, et al, 1993). We computed group comparison between the probationer group and the forensic patient group. The results indicate that Probationers group present lower SARA scores than forensic inpatients group. These results were expected due to the fact that forensic inpatients are usually interned because of their history of general violence rather than their IPV offense. We also performed convergent validity between SARA, PCL-R, HCR-20 and VRAG scores. The results highlight a positive correlation with large effect size between the SARA and the PCL-R total scores, a positive correlation between VRAG and SARA total scores and a large effect size between the SARA and the HCR-20. The results will be discussed in the light of the literature.