The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA) Guide is a 20 item measure to assess risk of spousal violence perpetration among males, to be administered by external evaluators.
Geographies Tested: Canada
Populations Included: Male
Age Range: Adults
Coded presence of 20 risk factors on a 3-point scale:
Absent - 0
Possibly or Partially Present - 1 Present - 2
Total score is calculated by adding the individual item ratings, scores ranging from 0 to 40.
Kropp, P. R., & Hart, S. D. (2000). The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA) guide: Reliability and validity in adult male offenders. Law and human behavior, 24(1), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005430904495
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