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dc.contributor.authorLidz, Charles W.
dc.contributor.authorBanks, Steven M.
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Lorna J.
dc.contributor.authorSchubert, Carol A.
dc.contributor.authorMulvey, Edward P.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:22.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:06:02Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:06:02Z
dc.date.issued2007-01-05
dc.date.submitted2010-10-14
dc.identifier.citationLaw Hum Behav. 2007 Feb;31(1):23-31. Epub 2007 Jan 4. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10979-006-9015-2">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0147-7307 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10979-006-9015-2
dc.identifier.pmid17203412
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/44997
dc.description.abstractEmpirical studies of violence and mental illness have used many different methods. Current state-of-the-art methods gather information from both subject and collateral interviews as well as official records. Typically these sources are treated as additive. Any report of a violent incident from any source is treated as true and all reported incidents are added to generate estimates of frequency. This paper presents a new statistical technique that uses the level of agreement between the sources of data to adjust those estimates. The evidence suggests that, although the additive technique for using multiple sources correctly estimates how many people are involved, it substantially underestimates the number of incidents. The new technique substantially reduces both false negatives and false positives.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=17203412&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10979-006-9015-2
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIncidence
dc.subjectMental Disorders
dc.subjectPeriodicity
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectViolence
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleViolence and mental illness: a new analytic approach
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleLaw and human behavior
dc.source.volume31
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/106
dc.identifier.contextkey1605189
html.description.abstract<p>Empirical studies of violence and mental illness have used many different methods. Current state-of-the-art methods gather information from both subject and collateral interviews as well as official records. Typically these sources are treated as additive. Any report of a violent incident from any source is treated as true and all reported incidents are added to generate estimates of frequency. This paper presents a new statistical technique that uses the level of agreement between the sources of data to adjust those estimates. The evidence suggests that, although the additive technique for using multiple sources correctly estimates how many people are involved, it substantially underestimates the number of incidents. The new technique substantially reduces both false negatives and false positives.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/106
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages23-31


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