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


Table 6 - Correlations Among B-SAFER Risk Factors, Risk Ratings, and Management Strategies
Canada Sweden
Current Risk Factors, Total Past Risk Factors, Total Long-Term Risk of Assault (Beyond 2 months) Risk for Imminent Assault (Next 2 months) Risk for Severe Assault/ Death Management Strategies, Total
Current Risk Factors, Total -- .74 .59 .56 .39 .39
Past Risk Factors, Total .64 -- .56 .45 .32 .35
Long-Term Risk of Assault (Beyond 2 months) .37 .54 -- .73 .45 .41
Risk for Imminent Assault (Next 2 months) .34 .49 .80 -- .34 .38
Risk for Severe Assault/ Death .49 .64 .73 .75 -- .26
Management Strategies, Total .07 .29 .35 .38 .20 --
Detention .05 .27 .41 .38 .39 --

Note: Ratings for Sweden appear above the diagonal and are shaded; ratings for Canada, below. Detention was not recommended as a management strategy in any of the Swedish cases.

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