Daily Archives: December 11, 2014


Violence Risk Assessment: An Experiment in Improvement (VIDEO in link) 1

For many years, forensic psychiatrists and psychologists have been tasked with assessing individuals’ risk of violence. There are three fundamental approaches to violence risk assessment: using unaided clinical judgment, using statistical models, and using structured professional judgment. Unaided clinical judgment, the oldest approach, is basically when an evaluator forms an opinion on the individual’s risk of […]