Adapting the HCR-20(V3) for Pre-trial Settings Academic Article uri icon


  • The present study investigated the use of the HCR-20V3 (Douglas, Hart, Webster, & Belfrage, 2013) among a sample of 84 male inmates in a pre-trial correctional facility. Overall, results indicated that the newly revised instrument can be adapted for use in a pre-trial context, although some scoring obstacles (e.g., participants' uncertain legal status) were encountered when attempting to rate certain HCR-20V3 items. Also, some group differences in risk ratings were found when comparing our sample to HCR-20V3 data collected from external psychiatric inpatient and post-adjudication samples. Implications for clinical forensic practice are reviewed, focusing on modifications that may be helpful or necessary for use in pre-trial settings. 2014 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.

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altmetric score

  • 6.752

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, S. T., Kelley, S. E., Rulseh, A., Sorman, K., & Edens, J. F.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Smith, Shannon Toney||Kelley, Shannon E||Rulseh, Allison||Sorman, Karolina||Edens, John F

publication date

  • January 2014