The areas examined in this thesis are gender, mental illness, and intimate partner violence, and they have been integrated with research click the field of case and computer simulation for assessment, training, and teaching. Firstly, paper-andpencil case vignettes were used to investigate possible gender bias in forensic psychiatric assessment study I.
Secondly, interactive computer simulation was applied in two contexts; augmentation of the assessment of mentally disordered violent offenders within forensic psychiatry study II and the assessment and treatment of intimate partner violence IPV offenders within the Prison and Probation Service studies III and IV.
In study I, the case vignette method did not reveal a significant association between the gender of the simulated offender and the judgement, by forensic psychiatric assessors, that the offender suffered from a severe mental disorder and was in need of compulsory, inpatient forensic psychiatric care. However, a simulated offender depicted as having mental retardation was more likely to be assessed as being at high risk of criminal recidivism if portrayed as female, regardless of the sex, place of work, or level of experience of the assessor.
There were also incongruent or deviant responses made by individual MDOs. It did not, however, elicit a physiologically detectable stress response, i.
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While largely showing a consensus between Swedish forensic psychiatric assessors, the results provided by study I call for further research into the conformity of Swedish and international forensic psychiatric assessment practices.
They also add to the body of research advocating the development of improved methods for risk assessment of offenders, which is part of the rationale behind the computer simulation systems presented in studies II-IV.
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The interactive computer simulation tools, studied in a pilot fashion in this thesis work studies II-IVhave been found to be acceptable to all study groups.