David Shapiro, Ph.D. – Risk Assessment in Family Court Evaluations

Dr. Shapiro has a somewhat different approach to assessment. He asks, why is risk assessment relevant to the issues involved in court evaluations? Well, we are talking about not only domestic violence, but who is it that perpetrates domestic violence? Is there a way of identifying those who will perpetrate domestic violence in the future? This is the whole area of what we call “risk assessment.”