Course Description
This course is designed to provide an introduction into role of risk assessment in supervising offenders and defendants. The evolution of risk assessment tools from the first through the fifth generation is discussed within the context of risk management. Issues such as tool section, validation and norming will be presented. Current thinking on future improvements needed in risk assessment and management are also explored.

Learning Objectives

  • List at least 3 ways risk assessment scores are used
  • Define subjective versus objective risk assessment.
  • Identify dynamic versus static needs.
  • Understand the key attributes of that distinguish between 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generation tools
  • Describe the validation process and why it is important.