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Further Comments on Portraying the Accuracy of Violence Predictions

Douglas Mossman
Law and Human Behavior
Vol. 18, No. 5 (Oct., 1994), pp. 587-593
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1394258
Page Count: 7
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Further Comments on Portraying the Accuracy of Violence Predictions
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Abstract

Hart, Webster, and Menzies (1993) recently offered several recommendations for describing the accuracy of violence predictions using 2 × 2 contingency tables. This Comment describes some problems with their recommendations and suggests that researchers use receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis to quantify prediction accuracy.

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