Our publications and products
Read Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science reports and publications — including journal articles, conference papers and other academic works by our researchers — and explore other Centre products for forensic mental health professionals, including manuals available for purchase.
Read articles, papers, book chapters, reports and more, written by Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science researchers.
Our annual research reports
Annual Research Report 2020–2021
Read previous annual reports
We have two manuals for forensic mental health professionals available for purchase.
Stalking Risk Profile: Guidelines for the assessment and management of stalkers
This definitive tool provides structured guidelines to help professionals make considered judgements about the variety of risks in stalking situations.
The Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA)
This is a structured measure used by unit staff to assess risk of imminent (within the next 24 hours) aggression by patients in psychiatric hospitals and other secure settings.
The Aggression Prevention Protocol (APP)
This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with DASA to provide staff with guidance about how to intervene to prevent violence for patients presenting with different levels of risk.
Catalyst Consortium publications
We received a grant from the Victorian Corrections Minister in 2017 to establish the Catalyst Consortium, conducting research into serious violent and sexual offending. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health has contributed additional funding to ensure the work extends to forensic mental health consumers and forensic mental health services.
Australian Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (Aus-RATED)
Validity of common risk assessment measures for women incarcerated for serious violent offences in Victoria
An examination of the validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised Screening Version, Level of Service / Risk, Need, Responsivity, and Violence Risk Scale in a sample of Australian males incarcerated for serious violent offences
Comparison of rolling and closed group treatment programs for sexual offenders
An analysis of the criminogenic needs of incarcerated serious violent offenders with an intellectual disability
The challenge of predicting imminent sexual and violent offending
Effectiveness of psychological treatments for violent offenders in custodial, community and forensic mental health settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Reoffending outcomes of people managed under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (VIC) ('CMIA')
Are psychological treatments for adult violent offenders associated with change in dynamic risk factors? A meta-analysis of intermediate treatment outcomes
Our past events
We host seminars, events and a biennial conference featuring leading researchers in the fields of forensic behavioural science, forensic psychology and forensic mental health. If you would like to receive information about upcoming events, email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our event mailing list.
|19 February 2020||CFBS Seminar Series opening address — The Second Convict Age: Explaining the Return of Mass Imprisonment in Australia.|
|30 September to 2 October 2019||International Conference — Prato 2019: Working with violence in adults and youth. Effective clinical, welfare and legal strategies.||Download program and abstracts|
|4–6 October 2017||International Conference — Prato 2017: Safer communities, safer relationships.||Download program|
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