The Role of Tablet-Based Psychological Tasks in Risk Assessment

  title={The Role of Tablet-Based Psychological Tasks in Risk Assessment},
  author={Pablo A. Ormachea and Brian K. Lovins and David M. Eagleman and Sasha Davenport and Anna Jarman and Gabe Haarsma},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={1008 - 993}
Risk assessment has become a prominent part of the criminal justice system in many jurisdictions, typically relying on structured questions and an interview. This approach, however, may not accurately assess certain psychological concepts correlated with reoffense, such as executive functioning, ability to plan, impulse control, risk-taking, aggression, and empathy. We hypothesized that using rapid-tablet-based neurocognitive tests would pay off in terms of objectivity, precision, and… 

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