In the Media
Our threat assessment specialists are frequently featured in the media related to high profile cases and challenging issues when assessing and managing violence risk. Below you can find relevant publications (newspaper articles and professional publications), podcasts and videos about important topics such as the ongoing silenced nature of domestic violence, the need to identify warning signs for violence risk, culturally biased psychological assessments, controversial plans to prevent mass shootings and more.
Bias behind bars: A Globe investigation finds a prison system stacked against Black and Indigenous inmates
Cardoso, Tom. (24 October 2020). Bias behind bars: A Globe investigation finds a prison system stacked against Black and Indigenous inmates. The Globe and Mail.
Wan, William. (9 September 2019). White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings. Washington Post. https://wapo.st/2k3vTf4
Fitzpatrick, Ashley. (7 March 2017). Need for threat assessment explains home visit: expert. The Telegram. https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/need-for-threat-assessment-explains-home-visit-expert-128952/
Pruden, Jana G. (15 November 2015). Domestic silence: Meet the faces of abuse. Edmonton Journal. https://edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/domestic-silence-meet-the-faces-of-abuse
Mulgrew, Ian. (25 September 2015). Psychological assessments for aboriginal offenders may be culturally biased: judge. The Vancouver Sun. https://vancouversun.com/news/metro/psychological-assessments-for-aboriginal-offenders-may-be-culturally-biased-judge
Hart, Stephen D. (5 March 2015). Risk Assessment: Sexual Violence and the Role of Paraphilia. Correctional Service Canada. https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/research/shp2007-paraphil10-eng.shtml
Hager, Mike. (7 January 2015). Vancouver Police’s record of dealing with the mentally ill improves. The Globe and Mail. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-polices-record-of-dealing-with-the-mentally-ill-improves/article22358260/
Woodward, Jon. (24 October 2014). Ottawa shooter’s robbery attempt a cry for help: criminologist. CTV News Vancouver. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-shooter-s-robbery-attempt-a-cry-for-help-criminologist-1.2070705
Maher, Brendan. (9 January 2014). Caught on campus. Nature Publishing Group. https://go.gale.com/ps/anonymous?id=GALE%7CA358700534&sid=googleScholar&v=2.1&it=r&linkaccess=abs&issn=00280836&p=AONE&sw=w
Watt, Kelly. (January 2014). Why is domestic violence a workplace issue? National Safety Magazine. https://protect-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ask-The-Expert_NS_JanFeb14_040214.pdf
Harkness, James. (22 October 2013). Work violence: no joke, take the initiative. WorkplaceOHS. http://workplaceohs.com.au/hazards/work-environment/analysis/work-violence-no-joke,-take-the-initiative
Harkness, James. (21 October 2013). Work violence: don’t overlook critical issues. WorkplaceOHS. https://workplaceohs.com.au/hazards/work-environment/analysis/work-violence-don-t-overlook-critical-issues
Harkness, James. (13 October 2013). Triage needed to combat workplace violence. WorkplaceOHS. https://workplaceohs.com.au/hazards/work-environment/analysis/triage-needed-to-combat-workplace-violence
Smith, Charlie. (13 June 2010). UBC psychopathy expert Robert Hare responds to academic criticism over lawsuit threat. The Georgia Straight. https://www.straight.com/article-328927/vancouver/ubc-psychopathy-expert-robert-hare-responds-academic-criticism-over-lawsuit-threat
Straight Issues: What do you think about the media's coverage of domestic violence in the South Asian community?
Straight Issues: What do you think about the media’s coverage of domestic violence in the South Asian community? (18 July 2007). The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 25 March 2020 from https://www.straight.com/article-102038/what-do-you-think-about-the-medias-coverage-of-domestic-violence-in-the-south-asian-community
Ross, Deborah. (2005). An International Study of Crime and Violence Risk. Visions Journal. https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions-criminal-justice-vol2/international-study-crime-and-violence-risk
The Ending Violence Association of BC. (2014, March 10). EVA BC Annual Training Forum 2008—Kelly Watt’s Keynote. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAtGC8csGvo
CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies. (2019, April 25). Dr. Stephen Hart—2019 AAFP Distinguished Contributions Award.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ2uODvSIco
Johnston, Joni and Martinelli, Ron. (Executive Producers). (2019-present). Violence Risk. [Audio Podcast]. Thread of Evidence. https://www.drjonijohnston.com/podcast-1/episode/289a2b7c/violence-risk