10. Models of Risk Assessment

Actuarial and Clinical

  1. Phil Rich

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch10

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2011) Models of Risk Assessment, in Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch10

Author Information

  1. Clinical Program Development of the Stetson School, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470551721

Online ISBN: 9781118105887

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Keywords:

  • risk assessment models - actuarial and clinical;
  • risk assessment, predictions - likelihood for reengagement in sexually abusive behavior;
  • risk assessment - recognizing dangers of false positives;
  • risk or, risk factors - within individual or within environment;
  • two models of risk assessment - actuarial/static and clinical/dynamic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Definition of Risk Assessment

  • The Delicate Nature of Risk Assessment

  • Two Conceptualizations of Risk

  • Two Models of Risk Assessment: Actuarial/Static and Clinical/Dynamic

  • Conclusion: The Necessity of Clinical Judgment and Expertise