Now, I know that you can buy laminating sheets, but last time I checked, they're kinda pricey (at least more than I wanted to spend), and I didn't really want to drive to somewhere like Michaels or Staples just for that one item. You don't want a big ole fingerprint in the middle of your laminated paper!
I already had a roll laying around from our move back in June, so I had plenty to use - and it worked perfectly. Supplies needed: I designed them in Illustrator, but you can use any software (Word, Power Point, etc.) to design something like this.
Let me get this statement out of the way right at the start: psychologists are pretty bad at predicting the potential for violent behavior.
Psychologists used to be absolutely terrible at predicting future violence. On the flip side, it would be a travesty to take away an innocent person's rights because he may pose a danger at some unknown point in the next decade.
I am encouraged by the progress that has been made since 1983, and psychologists are continuing to work hard to refine our approach to risk assessment in order to improve it beyond the 65-70% accuracy threshold.
Still not great, but much better than the 33% that the Barefoot v. When are added to static factors, predictive ability rises dramatically.
Dynamic factors are those that can change from day to day.
The risk levels are "low," "medium," and "high." Not too shocking. Generally speaking, they fall into two different camps: static risk factors and dynamic risk factors.
are, as the name implies, pieces of information about a person that do not change over time.
We know from research that there are certain life circumstances that correlate highly with future violent acts.
By examining these factors, it gives clinicians a reasonable idea of the potential level of risk a person poses.
By far, past violence is the best static predictor of future violence.