Protective factors for violence risk

Written by Dr. Michiel de Vries Robbé, Senior Researcher at Forensic Psychiatric Hopsital Van der Hoeven Kliniek, the Netherlands.

The Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for violence risk (SAPROF; de Vogel, de Ruiter, Bouman, & de Vries Robbé, 2007; 2012) is a risk assessment tool developed specifically for the structured assessment of protective factors for violence risk. The SAPROF was designed to complement existing structured risk-focused risk assessment tools, such as the HCR-20 / HCR-20V3, the LS/CMI, the Static/Stable and others. The SAPROF aims to contribute to an increasingly accurate and comprehensive risk assessment, and is intended for use in combination with other tools.



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