Forensic psychologists routinely assess the violence risk of their clients and patients. Nevertheless, there is only little knowledge about which risk assessment methods are regularly used in the field. The present study provides the first insight into the clinical practice of risk assessment in Germany. Data were collected from 2,135 respondents from 44 countries as part of the International Risk Survey (IRiS). In Germany, 97 psychologists and members of other professional disciplines were surveyed about their clinical risk assessment practices. The data indicated that a majority of the respondents regularly use standardized risk assessment instruments in clinical practice. The instruments were not only perceived as useful tools for risk assessment purposes of future violence risk alone but also for developing and evaluating risk management plans.
|Translated title of the contribution||Risk Assessment in clinical practice : Results of the international risk survey (IRiS) from Germany|
|Number of pages||13|
|Early online date||29 Jul 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|