The Development of the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER): A Tool for Criminal Justice Professionals


Table 1 - Presence of Risk Factors: Canada (N = 50)
  Current Risk Factors** % Presence of Risk Factors in Past %
Risk Factor* Possibly/ Partially present Not present/ omitted Present Not present/ Omitted Possibly/ Partially present Present
Serious Physical/Sexual Violence 24 44 32 24 34 42
Serious Violent Threats, Ideation, Intent 46 32 22 34 30 36
Escalation of Violence or Threats 42 18 40 40 18 42
Violations of Civil or Criminal Court Orders 54 14 32 60 8 32
Negative Attitudes About Spousal Assault 22 28 50 40 14 46
Other Serious Criminality 50 22 28 32 20 48
Relationship Problems 22 16 62 28 10 62
Employment and/or Financial Problems 38 12 50 46 10 44
Substance Abuse 32 10 58 30 8 62
Mental Disorder 58 14 28 68 10 22


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