Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the premise that this manual is based upon?
2. How do the 2-way links from the profile samples work?
3. How do I use Danger Between the Lines Manual in my daily work? Is it a reference tool?
4. What statistical techniques were used in validating the techniques used in this manual?
1. Question: What is the premise that this manual is based upon?
Each person contains a package of traits, of impulses, which may lead to dangerous behavior. These impulses are called Primary Indications. What pushes a Primary Indicator, what gives it energy, is a Facilitator. What keeps the lid on dangerousness is an Inhibitor. This system identifies each Primary Indicator, Facilitators, and Inhibitors so that a person's dangerousness, unconsciously revealed within his or her own handwriting, can be most accurately assessed.
The premise was developed into a working tool through a 10 year clinical research study that transformed the basic premise into an easy to use predictive instrument. The Manual Origins section describes, from the perspective of professional users and collaborators, the extent and depth of this clinical tool.
2. Question: How do the 2-way links from the profile samples work?
Reply: This Website uses 2-way or toggle links to move between the selected indicator descriptions and the psychological implications in the sample profiles. The same process may be utilized in the Manual once all the indicators are considered.
The writing aspects presented in the samples have been highlighted with circles, ovals, squares, and over or underlining.
NOTE: Each highlighted indicator will be a color specific to their category:
D = Primary Danger Indication.
F = Facilitator of Dangerousness.
I = Inhibitor of Dangerousness.
To link to an indication description and it's psychological implication to a selected sample simply click on the highlighted portion of the writing.
To return to the profiled writing sample, click on the BACK button (as illustrated below).
Both the INDICATORS and the PROFILES selections offer further samples that will corroborate the initial selection.
3. Question: How do I use Danger Between the Lines Manual in my daily work? Is it a reference tool?
Reply: THIS IS A UNIQUE AND EFFICIENT reference manual used by human resources evaluators, mental health professionals, security, law enforcement and corrections officials. It is a DIAGNOSTIC TOOL that can be readily applied to detect and identify HIGH-RISK BEHAVIOR in employees, students, patients, prisoners and criminal suspects.
The techniques taught are USER-FRIENDLY TO ALL READERS, regardless of graphology experience. This manual provides VISUAL/PICTORIAL MAPS and PSYCHOLOGICAL DESCRIPTIONS of both MENTALLY HEALTHY and DANGEROUS traits. It further describes character traits that tend to FACILITATE or INHIBIT dangerous behavior. This psychological assessment tool (a compendium of data and directions) identifies the DANGEROUS/VIOLENT PERSONALITY and provides a method for confirming educated guesses by way of critical examination.
4. Question: What statistical techniques were used in validating the techniques used in this manual?
Reply: Facilitating Assessment of Dangerousness Using Handwriting Characteristics (Danger Between the Lines) by Kim Iannetta with James F. Craine Ph.D. & Dennis G. McLaughlin, Ph.D. is the result of a ten-year research project at the Hawaii State Hospital. This book is a comprehensive manual to help professionals determine whether dangerousness exists in an individual and, if so, to what degree and whether there are counterbalancing factors. The study used the Pearson Correlation Coefficients to determine the degree of relationship between estimates based on the analysis of writing characteristics and clinical estimates of dangerousness. The reliability of the psychologists ratings for dangerousness, (.92) and the reliability of the handwriting analysis rating, (0.83) provides evidence that the graphological technique was significant validity when used to predict potential dangerousness.