M5_A1

Risk Assessment Practices

Tasks:

In a minimum of 300 words, respond to the following:

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  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of current risk assessment practices? When writing your response, focus on tests designed to assess risk and dangerousness.
  • How can you utilize or build upon the strengths of current risk assessment practices in forensic psychology? How can you account for the weaknesses of current risk assessment practices in forensic psychology? Provide examples and rationales.
  • Which term do you prefer, “prediction of risk” or “assessment of risk”? State your reasons for your opinion.

Submission Details:

  • By Friday, June 30, 2017, post your responses to this Discussion Area.

From Professor:

What are your thoughts on risk assessment? Do you think they are a fair evaluation of potential risk for violence recidivism? What may be some of the drawbacks in using these tests in forensic settings?