Risk Assessments

SPA use psychological knowledge and established risk assessments to assess a person’s criminal and risk behaviour.  Our risk assessments will be undertaken with the aid of both actuarial and clinical assessment tools. We are particularly experienced in providing risk assessments for:

  • Violent offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Domestic abuse

We have expertise in assessing:

  • Personality disorder and Psychopathy
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Cognitive functioning and IQ
  • False confessions and assessment of suggestibility in police interviews
  • Offender risk assessment (including sex offenders)
  • Fitness to plead (including intellectual ability)
  • Criminal responsibility and compliance in people with learning disability