Great, 'cause I wrote up a little tutorial just for you :).
By far, past violence is the best static predictor of future violence.
On its own, it is still not great at predicting a future violent act (for example, a person who has murdered someone in the past is actually not all that likely to murder someone again in the future).
These are typically issues from the person's past, such as where he grew up, if he went through any type of abuse as a child, and if he was raised by both parents.
There are also some static factors that deal with current information about the individual, such as age (which changes over time, but fairly slowly), and personality structure.
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.
Whether the person is in the midst of an acute psychosis or manic phase.
If the person's partner just left him and took his kids away. These are all factors that can change from day to day or month to month and can increase a person's risk level.
If I can make something I already have work, then that's dollars, time and energy saved. In this case, I needed a way to laminate some small bookmarks I was making as gifts for some friends. Next, grab your packing tape and tear off a strip that is a little more than twice as long as the bookmark.
Paper bookmarks just don't hold up very well (even if they're printed on a heavier material like card stock), so I wanted to reinforce them. Lay it sticky side up on your work surface, taking care to minimize the amount of fingerprints you leave (grabbing it by the edges works best).
To avoid bubbles, lay one edge down first, and gradually push the rest of the paper down onto the tape, smoothing it down with your fingers as you go.