Principles of Violence Risk Assessment and Management

FBS80003 12.5 Credit Points per subject Online


  • 1 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.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with background knowledge necessary to understand and communicate about risks of violence and other forms of offending. The unit will enable students to interpret violence risk assessments, help to develop risk management plans, and to understand the kinds of individual and environmental factors that are associated with increased risk of offending

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the evolution of violence risk assessment approaches
2. Formulate and elaborate on the benefits and controversies associated with violence risk assessment.
3. Assess criminogenic factors and determine their relevance to risk assessment
4. Appraise risk factors associated with self-harm and suicide

Courses with unit

GC-FBS Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science
GC-FMHN Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health Nursing
GD-FMHN Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing
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