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Enhancing Community Supervision Through the Application of Dynamic Risk Assessment

Volume 80 Number 2
September 2016

Increasingly experts in the risk assessment field have argued that accuracy regarding the timing of client outcome can be enhanced by considering changes in acute dynamic risk factors. The current research was undertaken to examine whether certain acute dynamic risk assessment might better identify not only which clients are at risk but also when that risk might be most elevated for a particular client, allowing officers to consider risk at the case level and intervene accordingly to mitigate risk.