Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v.16, no.5, (May 2001), p.408-423 SIEC No: 20050340

The present study examined psychopathy, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (a validated actuarial risk assessment tool for violent recidivism), & motives thought to be related to wife assault, in predicting violent recidivism among 88 men with a history of serious wife assault. Associations between psychopathy & suicidal motives of offenders were examined. Suicidality was found to have a small, inverse, but not statistically significant correlation with violent recidivism. Further findings are discussed. (54 refs)