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.

Publications

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.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-investigation-racial-bias-in-canadian-prison-risk-assessments/https://wapo.st/2k3vTf4

White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings

Wan, William. (9 September 2019). White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings. Washington Post. https://wapo.st/2k3vTf4

Need for threat assessment explains home visit: expert

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/

Domestic silence: Meet the faces of abuse

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

Psychological assessments for aboriginal offenders may be culturally biased: judge

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

Risk Assessment: Sexual Violence and the Role of Paraphilia

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

Ottawa shooter’s robbery attempt a cry for help: criminologist

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

Why is domestic violence a workplace issue?

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

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

Video

EVA BC Annual Training Forum 2008 – Kelly Watt’s Keynote

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

Kevin Douglas AP-LS Presidential Address 2019

CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies. (2019b, May 8). Kevin Douglas AP-LS Presidential Address 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLyMVJVWPsg&t=1s

Dr. Stephen Hart - 2019 AAFP Distinguished Contributions Award

CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies. (2019, April 25). Dr. Stephen Hart—2019 AAFP Distinguished Contributions Award.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ2uODvSIco

The Psychology of Violent Behaviour

Simon Fraser University. (2009, August 27). The Psychology of Violent Behaviour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTdqo_7_qLE

Podcast

Violence Risk

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

Straight From The Hart feat. Prof Stephen Hart

TAP* Wrap. (Executive Producer). (2017-present). Straight From The Hart feat. Prof Stephen Hart [Audio Podcast]. Right in the Head. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ig9ag5/SteveFinal.mp3

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