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Risk Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide to Predicting Harmful Behaviour [Paperback]

Bryony Moore , B. Moore
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1 July 1996
This Handbook is aimed at any professional whose work involves predicting the behaviour of others-eg probation, social work, residential care and health and nursing staff. Contents include: basic principles . bias in decision-making . individual risk and external factors (applied risk) . definition of target behaviour, probability v. cost of recurrence, motivation to repeat behaviour, controls and disinhibitors, insights into past offending

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd (1 July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1871177847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1871177848
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful 12 Sep 2006
There are plenty of books out there for professionals regarding different types of risk assessment tools and methods, but Bryony's book helps you to frame the results of your actuarial models, risk assessment tools and corrobrative information into an integrated and cohesive whole. Its easy to read and leads you as a professional, to carefully question the basis upon which you make predictions about the likehood of violent behaviour occuring. More than any other book I have read on risk assessment this is the one that gets you to THINK about what you are doing. Buy it, read it, use it.
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As a professional who frequently assesses risk and trains others to assess risk I was surprised I had not discovered this book sooner. This short book clearly explains the saliant issues/factors that professionals must consider when assessing risk. Consideration is given to the context of the risk assessment, including the attributional and selective biases of the assessor. A succinct overview of key risk factors is provided with case examples illustrating the importance of accurate information to aid risk formulation, and how to address common dillemmas often faced by professionals and teams. The final chapter provides a framework for risk assessment and advice on writing a risk assessment report.

This book is concise and accessible. It provides many case examples to illustrate key points. It is a book that is equally useful to those training in risk assessment and those who already consider themselves proficient risk assessors.

In future, this will be a recommended key text for those I train in risk assessment.

I highly recommend this guide.
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