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Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: General Principles and Best Practice – Webinar
February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Considering diversity issues is a critical component of violence risk assessment and management that is often overlooked. There has been intense debate in this field about whether established tools do consider diversity issues and how established tools should best consider diversity issues. This webinar will provide an overview of some general principles and best practices that can be applied to considering diversity issues when conducting assessments. It will then discuss the goodness of fit of these principles and practices with different approaches for assessing and managing violence risk, including Unstructured Professional Judgment, Structured Professional Judgement, and Actuarial Risk Assessment. Cases will be used to illustrate the importance and implications of considering diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk. The remaining webinars in this series will provide focused discussions when considering diversity issues related to youth and emerging adults, culture, and gender and sexuality within this context.