Studies show that ADHD is found in correctional settings at a relatively high rate and that adults with ADHD are at an especially high risk to recidivate. The CAARS scales help to detect ADHD promptly so you can develop the best rehabilitation and release plan. This supplement discusses the role of ADHD in the context of recidivism, and includes data on correctional populations.
The long self-report (CAARS-S:L) and observer (CAARS-O:L) assessments contain nine empirically derived scales that assess a broad range of problem behaviours. They include three DSM-IV Symptom measures, a 12 item ADHD index and an Inconsistency Index.
Designed to display key dimensions when time with respondents is limited. The short self-report (CAARS-S:S) and observer (CAARS-O:S) assessments comprise abbreviated versions of the factor-derived subscales, the ADHD Index, and the Inconsistency Index.
The CAARS screening versions (CAARS-S:SV and CAARS-O:SV) focus on DSM-IV criteria for quick ADHD identification. These versions include the same ADHD Index of the long and short versions, as well as the DSM-IV ADHD Symptom Subscales.