Determination of potential threat which could be posed by an individual upon their release from custody wherein the individual has been held because of criminal actions or mental disorder. See also: actuarial risk assessment, clinical risk assessment.

RISK ASSESSMENT: "The risk assessment was severe enough to keep him in the facility."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RISK ASSESSMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/risk-assessment/ (accessed September 18, 2020).