Advanced Violence Risk Assessment and Management

FBS80004 12.5 Credit Points per subject Online


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the range of specific risk assessment tools that are available for different types of risk assessment (e.g., sexual offending, violent offending, and other offending). The unit will enable students to critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses of risk assessment tools, to generate violence risk formulations and to effectively communicate the results of risk assessments.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse research evidence to determine the most appropriate risk assessment instrument in a particular case
2. Appraise advanced knowledge to communicate a risk judgment in a best-practice manner
3. Construct a violence risk formulation that is informed by theoretical models of violence risk formulation and research evidence of risk factors

Courses with unit

GD-FBS Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science,
MA-FBS Master of Forensic Behavioural Science,
GC-SFARM Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management
GC-FBS Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science
GD-FMHN Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing