The Chromis programme: from conception to evaluation

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  • Jennifer Tew
  • R Atkinson

Colleges, School and Institutes


Offenders with high levels of psychopathic traits present particular challenges to the criminal justice system. These offenders are at high risk of re-offending and have a range of complex issues impacting on their response to treatment. This paper outlines the development, structure and implementation of the Chromis programme: a programme designed specifically to reduce the risk of violence in offenders with high levels of psychopathic traits. It outlines the context in which the programme currently runs and the challenges faced in evaluating its impact. Initial findings and plans for evaluation are discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-431
JournalPsychology, Crime & Law
Issue number5-6
Early online date20 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013


  • psychopathy, treatment, high-risk offenders, DSPD, programme evaluation