The use of risk assessment tools helps to ensure that offenders are being assessed systematically and consistently. They contribute to the defensibility of any decisions made about how to deal with any offender, and ensure that the most reliable assessment of the likelihood and severity of impact is made. This section will review the main risk assessment tools in common usage in prisons and probation. This section does not aim to train you in the use of these tools.
Please note this module is currently under review. There are three key stages in considering risk for the purposes of public protection: risk identification, risk assessment and risk management. Dealing with the risks posed by MAPPA offenders requires identifying risk factors and the context in which they occur. This provides a solid foundation on which risk assessment and management can take place.
Rapid assessment tool for sexual and reproductive health and HIV linkages
Risk assessment instruments are based on many research studies which followed released sex offenders and identified factors associated with those who re-offended. The factors are statistically weighted. The StaticR is the most widely used such instrument. Many research studies have proven its predictive accuracy.
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