Week 2 journal

Week 2 journal

Over the past few decades there has been quite a lot of debate about the reliance on violence risk assessment for both sentencing and prison parole/release purposes. In this assignment I need for you to conduct some research to further explore this practice. In a 1-2 page paper discuss the following: Compare and contrast the different methods of assessment – clinical, actuarial, structural professional judgment. If you were a practicing forensic psychologist which of these, or combination of these would you use? Why do you think this is the best strategy? How reliable is violence risk assessment? Why do many in the field have a problem using this type of assessment when making sentencing and/or release decisions for offenders?