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Meloy’s Biopsychosocial Model of Violence

  • Tia Hoffer
  • Holly Hargreaves-Cormany
  • Yvonne Muirhead
  • J Reid Meloy
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Abstract

This section summarizes Meloy’s model and presents the individual/psychological components, the social/environmental components, the biological components, and other miscellaneous factors that contribute to someone being violent.

Keywords

Biopsychosocial model of violence Neurological Neuropsychological Individual 

References

  1. Meloy, J. (2006). Empirical basis and forensic application of affective and predatory violence. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(6), 539–547.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Meloy, J. R. (2000). Violence risk and threat assessment. San Diego, CA: Specialized Training Services.Google Scholar
  3. Monahan, J., Steadman, H. J., Robbins, P. C., Appelbaum, P., Banks, S., Grisso, T., et al. (2005). An actuarial model of violence risk assessment for persons with mental disorders. Psychiatric Services, 56(7), 810–815.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tia Hoffer
    • 1
  • Holly Hargreaves-Cormany
    • 2
  • Yvonne Muirhead
    • 3
  • J Reid Meloy
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal Bureau of InvestigationKapoleiUSA
  2. 2.Marymount UniversityArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Federal Bureau of InvestigationSan AntonioUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA

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