Articles by Keyword: Risk Assessment

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  1. A drought assessment model for Karoo rangeland

    A drought assessment model for Karoo rangeland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The KAROO drought assessment model simplifies veld growth responses to rainfall variability by simulation of the growth and dieback of a hypothetical plant species. Soil water content is treated as a simple weighting factor which determines the plant's growth rate...
  2. Monitoring to detect change on rangelands: physical, social and economic/policy drivers

    Monitoring to detect change on rangelands: physical, social and economic/policy drivers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Agents that can cause important changes in properties of biological communities are referred to as drivers. Drivers may be classed as physical, social and economic/policy, referring to their origin and mode of action. Physical drivers include environmental (weather, climate) and...
  3. Actuarial Criminology: Meeting Current Challenges in Southern Africa

    Actuarial Criminology: Meeting Current Challenges in Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    South African prisons were overcrowded by more than sixty-three percent in 2005. Overcrowding and poor prison conditions have enormous implications for rehabilitation efforts made by the South African Department of Correctional Services. The South African White Paper on Corrections (2005)...
  4. Exploring the Application of Actuarial Criminology in Southern Africa

    Exploring the Application of Actuarial Criminology in Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    In response to the declared intent of the White Paper on Corrections (Department of Corrections, 2005) to transform prisons into needs-based centers of reform, the Self-appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) was used to explore its potential as a reliable and valid prediction...
  5. The Value of Social Representations Theory in Understanding Perceptions Regarding HIV/AIDS

    The Value of Social Representations Theory in Understanding Perceptions Regarding HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the extent to which individuals experience ideologic strain from identifying with members in their in-group and its shared representation of HIV. 200 students from a large South African University completed a HIV Knowledge, Perceptions & Practices survey...
  6. An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) in South African Context

    An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) in South African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ: Loza, 2005) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assist with the prediction of violent and nonviolent recidivism among correctional populations. Use of scale could help in the assessment of risk and the identification of factors that...
  7. Sex Offender Assessment Procedures: A South African Comparison

    Sex Offender Assessment Procedures: A South African Comparison

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the results of a reflective case analysis of a first generation assessment procedure of a chronic offender. The assessment focused on offender's experiential world and his pathway to crime, including precipitating crime risk factors as well...
  8. Offenders with Mental Disorders in a South African Prison Population: Profiling the Behavioural Characteristics on Mental Illness

    Offenders with Mental Disorders in a South African Prison Population: Profiling the Behavioural Characteristics on Mental Illness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study validates a protocol to identify inmates with institutional adjustment difficulty from mental disorder, and who might have a need for therapeutic programming of a cognitive nature. The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) was administered to a total of 236 South...
  9. South Africa youths’ higher-risk sexual behaviour: an eco-developmental analysis

    South Africa youths’ higher-risk sexual behaviour: an eco-developmental analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite their high levels of knowledge about HIV and AIDS, young people ages 15–24 years in South Africa remain disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Young people's continued susceptibility to HIV infection has been consistently linked to intractable higher-risk sexual behaviours...
  10. Sexual-risk behaviour among sexually active first-year students at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    Sexual-risk behaviour among sexually active first-year students at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In South Africa, new HIV infections are concentrated among persons aged 15–24 years. The university population falls within this age group and are prone to higher-risk behaviours that place them at risk of acquiring HIV. In a study to assess...