Importance of psychological models to predict extreme forms of violence
doc. PhDr. Ludmila Čírtková. CSc., Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague, Faculty of Security Management, Department of Social Sciences

Forensic psychology has recently been intensively engaged in the discipline which is identified as threat assessment. It is aimed at the threat of extreme violence which may arise from a particular person. In this context, there are models of hazard prediction, for example, for grumblers, stalkers, domestic attackers or also potential offenders of various types of multiple murders. The thesis focuses on testing the model of prediction of so-called personally motivated assassinations using the case of mass murder from the domestic environment. Based on the analysis of this case, it defines some limits of the prediction of risk assessment in forensic psychology. The thesis therefore aims to address the question of the practical significance of prediction models for the purpose of preventing extreme violence.