This research works to predict the likelihood that an individual is going to participate in a violent crime. The predictors were taken from several bodies of work and synthesized into a survey format, which can be distributed to the desired population. These measures operate on the hypothesis that certain characteristics increase the likelihood of, but do not predict with certainty, an individual's propensity to participate in violent crime. The work also serves as a manual for how to interpret the selected data sets as well as how to break down the statistical correlations of each question to their predictive power.
Ramsel, Janelle; Varner, Ashley; and Sandoval, Crystal, "Predicting Violent Crime" (2011). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 56.