Adam Blanchard, M.A., Ph.D. Student
Adam Blanchard is a Ph.D. student in the Experimental Psychology and Law program at Simon Fraser University. He completed his B.A. (Hons.) under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Douglas. His Honour’s thesis investigated the concurrent validity of version three of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20. Univariate and multivariate analyses revealed that the HCR:V3 is related to and postdictive of violence, and rating the idiographic relevance and manifestations of each risk factor added incrementally to the presence ratings. He also completed his M.A. under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Douglas in the Clinical Forensic Psychology program. His Master’s thesis examined the dynamic nature of violence risk assessments. Specifically, using a longitudinal repeated measures research design, he investigated the changeability of ratings on the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) and the Short-term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START). Most broadly, his research interests include risk assessment and risk management, as well as the perpetration of crime and violence. More specifically, he is interested in the link between risk assessment and risk management, the role of dynamic risk factors in risk assessments, case formulation, multi-level risk assessment, integrated treatment services, psychopathy, homelessness, and gang involvement. His doctoral work is being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.