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Assessing violence risk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders: considerations for forensic practice
journal contributionposted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Day, A J Tamatea, Sharon Casey, L Geia
Forensic professionals and courts have frequently expressed concern about the susceptibility of contemporary risk assessment tools to cultural bias. Furthermore, progress in the development of valid methods of assessment for offenders who identify from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural backgrounds has been slow. This paper considers how cultural perspectives on risk are essential to the development of assessment methods that have greater validity and acceptance by both courts and the community. This will involve considering the social, cultural and political determinants of risk in each cultural group and the identification of those risk factors that are most relevant to forensic decision-making.
JournalPsychiatry, psychology and law
Pagination452 - 464
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2018, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
AboriginalTorres Strait Islandercultureforensic psychologyIndigenousrisk assessmentstructured professional judgementviolenceSocial SciencesScience & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicineCriminology & PenologyLawPsychiatryPsychology, MultidisciplinaryGovernment & LawPsychologySEXUAL OFFENDERSMENTAL-HEALTHINSTRUMENTSASSESSMENTSRECIDIVISMPREDICTIONACCURACYAREALaw