The Center for Research in Social Defense asbl was created in 2003, with the support of the Walloon Region. Located in the Regional Center of Psychiatric Treatment The Marronniers in Tournai, its main field of study is legal psychology. These diagnostic assessments, via the Mini (Lecrubier et al., 1998), Scid-II (Fist et al., 1997), concern the entire population of the Social Defense.
Validated diagnostic tools contribute to a better understanding of psychiatric co-morbidity among delinquent populations. This knowledge is essential for the definition of both psychiatric / psychological and psycho-pharmacological therapeutic priorities. The second axis, the validation of the scales of assessment and risk management of dangerousness in clinical criminology concerns the discriminating and predictive validity of the assessment and risk management scales.
Numerous scales have been published in the international literature but, to our knowledge, apart from the activities of the CRDS, none of them has yet been validated empirically in French-speaking Europe. The third research axis, which is more theoretical, is based more on the experimental and comparative paradigm. It focuses on identifying clinical characteristics with antisocial populations, which will help to guide their management.
Report of the Research Project: Study of the post-institutional course of Authors of Sexual Offenses (AICS) following the post-prison management in the Walloon Region. Continuous evaluation of the criminal characteristics, the diagnostic aspects, the social environment and the care of the AICS in specialized health teams in the Walloon Region. Activity 2011.
European Online Grooming Project. Final report.. Report of the Research Project: Study of the post-institutional course of Authors of Sexual Offenses (AICS) following the post-prison management in the Walloon Region. Part I: Report of the Research Project: Study of the post-institutional course of Authors of Infectious Sexual Character (AICS) following the post-prison management in the Walloon Region. Part II: Evaluation of recidivism rates and level of risk. (2009). Ducro, C. & Pham, TH University Press of Mons-Hainaut. Project STOP 122 of the European Commission.