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The state of being dangerous and possibly causing mental or physical harm to others
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In other words, physicians should not be left to rely on suspicions, speculations, or conjecture when assessing dangerousness.
9) If an "antisocial personality" (which in lay language means having a mean streak) is enough to justify an inquiry into dangerousness, the Court could be prepared to accept commitment founded, for practical purposes, on dangerousness alone.
What makes criminal dangerousness problematic is that, while requiring prediction of conduct, the prediction is not, as such, of reasonable conduct (that is, conduct reason requires or even allows).
The second concern--and the one which this Article addresses--is the inability to validate the efficacy of judicial predictions of dangerousness made under these statutes.
Unlike other types of cases in which a person's dangerousness is obvious based on past behavior, officers usually apprehend a stalking offender before an attack.
The psychiatric symptom most closely tied to ratings of severe dangerousness was impulsivity, marked by the pursuit of immediate gratification and an inability to choose and work toward long-term goals.
Ouellet's lawyer had requested the dangerousness hearing.
Accepting those pleas, prosecutor Paul Batey told the Judge: "The question of dangerousness arises.
They cover gatekeeping decisions, the principles and methodology of the behavioral sciences, validity and reliability of diagnostic labels, assessments of dangerousness, child neglect and abuse and custody determinations, assessment of psychological injury and damages claims, assessment of standard of care claims, and assessment of sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims.
The authors have developed a risk assessment table that can be of assistance in evaluating the dangerousness of NRMs.
It would be a radical move, as current laws do not allow preventative detention simply on the grounds of dangerousness.
Thomas said that a simple finding of dangerousness, ``standing alone,'' would not be enough to justify the extended confinement; there had to be ``proof of some additional factor,'' he said, and the Kansas law's reference to ``mental abnormality'' or ``personality disorder'' was acceptable in narrowing ``the class of persons eligible for confinement to those who are unable to control their dangerousness.