What is it about?
The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) is a tool for assessing individuals' risk of repeated intimate partner violence (IPV). The ODARA has been validated in several studies of individuals with a police record in Canada, Europe, and Australia. We tested the ODARA in a U.S. sample. The ODARA predicted repeated IPV, as well as general violence and other criminal behavior, with small to medium effect sizes. This was a relatively high-offending sample, and the ODARA recidivism rates significantly underestimated recidivism rates.
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Why is it important?
The ODARA is a widely used tool in Canada and the United States, but this is the first time the ODARA has been tested and validated with a sample of individuals in the U.S.
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This page is a summary of: The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment: Predicting Violence Among Men With a Police Record of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States, Criminal Justice and Behavior, July 2021, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/00938548211035816.
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