Areas of interest

Law and Forensic (primary), Clinical Sciences

Research Interests

Violence, risk assessment and management, mental disorder and violence, forensic assessment, law and psychology. 

Selected Publications

Note: Underlined names are students, or were so at the time of writing.

Guy, L. S., Douglas, K. S., & Hendry, M. (in press). The role of psychopathic personality disorder in violence risk assessments using the HCR-20. Journal of Personality Disorders.

Poythress, N. G., Lilienfeld, S. O., Skeem, J. L., Douglas, K. S., Edens, J. F., Epstein, M., & Patrick, C. J. (in press). Using the PCL-R to help estimate the validity of two self-report measures of psychopathy with offenders. Assessment.

Douglas, K. S., Guy, L. S. , & Hart, S. D. (2009). Psychosis as a risk factor for violence to others: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 679-706.

Douglas, K. S., Nicholls, T. L., & Brink, J. (2009). Reducing the risk of violence among persons with mental illness: A critical analysis of treatment approaches (pp. 351-376). In P. M. Kleespies (Ed.), Behavioral emergencies: An evidence-based resource for evaluating and managing risk of suicide, violence, and victimization. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Douglas, K. S., & Reeves, K. (2009). The HCR-20 violence risk assessment scheme: Overview and review of the research. In R. Otto & K. S. Douglas (Eds.), Handbook of violence risk assessment. Oxford, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Otto, R. K., & Douglas, K. S. (Eds.) (2009). Handbook of violence risk assessment. New York, NY: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

Skeem, J. L., Douglas, K. S., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (Eds.) (2009). Psychological science in the courtroom: Controversies and consensus. New York, NY: Guilford.

Douglas, K. S., Epstein, M. E., & Poythress, N. G. (2008). Criminal recidivism among juvenile offenders: Evaluating the incremental and predictive validity of three measures of psychopathic features. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 423-438.

Douglas, K. S. & Guy, L. S. (2008). Antisocial personality disorder. In B. Cutler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology and law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Douglas, K. S., Lilienfeld, S. O., Skeem, J. L., Poythress, N. P., Edens, J. F., & Patrick, C. J. (2008). Relation of antisocial and psychopathic traits to suicide-related behavior among offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 511-525.

Guy, L. S. , Poythress, N. G., Douglas, K. S., Skeem, J. L., & Edens, J. F. (2008). Correspondence between self-report and interview-based assessments of antisocial personality disorder. Psychological Assessment, 20, 47-54.

Douglas, K. S., Guy, L. S. , Edens, J. F., Boer, D. P., & Hamilton, J. (2007). The Personality Assessment Inventory as a measure of psychopathy: Testing the incremental validity and cross-sample robustness of the Antisocial Features scale. Assessment, 14, 255-269.

Douglas, K. S., Herbozo, S. , Poythress, N. G., Belfrage, H., & Edens, J. F. (2006). Psychopathy and suicide: A multi-sample investigation. Psychological Services, 3, 97-116.

Douglas, K. S., Vincent, G. M., & Edens, J. F. (2006). Risk for criminal recidivism: The role of psychopathy. In C. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy. New York, NY: Guilford.

Douglas, K., S., & Skeem, J. L. (2005). Violence risk assessment: Getting specific about being dynamic. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 11, 347-383.

Douglas, K. S., Yeomans, M. & Boer, D. P. (2005). Comparative validity analysis of multiple measures of violence risk in a general population sample of criminal offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 32, 479-510.

Douglas, K. S., Strand, S. , Belfrage, H., Fransson, G., & Levander, S. (2005). Reliability and validity evaluation of the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) in Swedish correctional and forensic psychiatric samples. Assessment, 12, 145-161.


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