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Violence and Risk Assessments

risk assessment

Risk assessments are specialized psychological assessments that estimate the likelihood an individual will engage in future violent, criminal or unwanted sexual behaviour. Information is gathered relating to historical, social, and contextual risk factors known to be related to the high-risk behaviour being evaluated through the use of interviews, psychological tests, and by gathering information from collateral sources. Often this type of assessment is incorporated into a more comprehensive psychological evaluation.