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


Table 2 - Presence of Risk Factors: Sweden (N = 283)
  Current Risk Factors** % Presence of Risk Factors in Past %
Risk Factor* Not present/ Omitted Possibly/ Partially present Present Not present/ Omitted Possibly/ Partially present Present
Serious Physical/Sexual Violence 34 42 25 48 25 27
Serious Violent Threats, Ideation, Intent 40 28 32 53 25 22
Escalation of Violence or Threats 47 22 31 67 18 15
Violations of Civil or Criminal Court Orders 98 0 2 93 2 5
Negative Attitudes About Spousal Assault 64 16 21 74 10 16
Other Serious Criminality 64 18 18 51 4 45
Relationship Problems 20 14 66 34 22 33
Employment and/or Financial Problems 75 6 20 78 5 16
Substance Abuse 57 13 31 60 11 29
Mental Disorder 60 13 27 68 11 21


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