BUS 17 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Risk Assessment, Scenario Planning, Anti-Social Behaviour

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2 Dec 2020
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A person engaged in an act with some degree of willfulness caused or had the potential to cause physical or serious psychological harm to another person or persons: actual, attempted or threatened infliction of harm of another person. Includes violence against victims who cannot give consent. Includes fear-inducing behaviour, where threats may be implicit or directed at third parties. What are the main factors that lead to violence: alcohol, drugs, personality disorder, mental illness, trauma, psychopathy, gang membership, relationships, antisocial attitudes, procriminal sentiments. Practitioner giving their opinion in court for example: professional training, clinical opinion. Intuitive: can be a great advantage start looking at evidence due to this, flexibility, skill, relies on skill & experience, relies on impartiality, focus on clinical presentation, lack of transparency, lack of reliability, lack of evidence base. Actuarial risk assessment: algorithmic, mechanical, statistical, concerned with prediction, non-discretionary, research based, strong construct validity, screening, non-interview based, allows allocation of.

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