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Juvenile Risk Factors & Assessments

Risk Factors Associated with Juvenile Violence

Select an instrument that you might use for assessing each of the two risk factors you researched, and considers how and why you might use these instruments.

A description of an article(s) and how it pertains to at least two violence risk factors associated with juveniles. Then, briefly describe an assessment instrument that you might use to assess each risk factor. Explain why you selected each assessment instrument.

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Juvenile Risk Factor Assessments

Risk 1 - Aggression

Article Source - Shader, M. (n.d.). Risk Factors for Delinquency: An Overview. Office of Justice Programs. URL: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/frd030127.pdf

According to Mrazek and Haggerty (1994), risk factors, broadly speaking are, "those characteristics, variables, or hazards that, if present for a given individual, make it more likely that this individual, rather than someone selected from the general population, will develop a disorder." Among juveniles, one of these risk factors from an individual domain is aggression as, according to Shader (n.d.), the best indicator of likely criminality and antisocial behavior that is observable is aggression. Aggression is ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of identifying 2 risk factors and assessments that can be used to test for them. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.