MULTI-LEVEL GUIDELINES (MLG) FOR THE ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT OF GROUP-BASED VIOLENCE
May, 27-‐29th, 2013, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Police College
Group-based violence is actual, attempted, or threatened physical injury that is deliberate and nonconsensual, perpetrated by an individual whose decisions and behavior are substantially inﬂuenced by a group to which they currently belong or with which they are afﬁliated or identify. This includes cases involving gangs, organized crime terrorism, and even some honor crimes.
What is the MLG?
The MLG is a set of structure professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines designed to assist in the assessment and management of group-based violence. The guidelines are evidence- and consensus-based, and build on previous SPJ guidelines. Development of the MLG was funded in part by an award from the Social Science Research and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to A. N. Cook. This training was funded in party by a grant from the Strategic Policy Branch, Public Safety Canada.
Who can use the MLG?
The guidelines are intended for use by criminal justice, security, and mental health professionals working in a variety of contexts where there is risk or contact with those involved with group-based violence. Ideally, evaluations will have some experience in group-based violence and in the use of SPJ guidelines.
What kind of cases can I potentially use the MLG with?
The MLG may be used with people who have a known or suspected history of group-based violence, or who are believed on other grounds to be a possible risk for group-based violence. The MLG guidelines can be used in the evaluation of adolescents and adults, aged 14 or older, both male and female.
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