Category Archives: Risk Assessment

Hawaii – Pacific Assessment Clinic, Honolulu, Hawaii

Marvin W. Acklin, PhD PC is the site of the Hawaii – Pacific Assessment Clinic. The clinic is directed by Dr. Acklin with his staff of trained psychological assistants. The clinic provides a broad range of assessment consultation for children, adolescents, and adults, for clinical, administrative, and forensic purposes. Dr. Acklin is board-certified in clinical, […]

Orientation to Threat Risk Assessment and Management

Marvin W. Acklin, PhD, ABPP Steven Taketa, PsyD Date: February 15, 2018   Purpose of presentation: To provide participants with basic definitions, concepts, and tools in the structured professional judgment of targeted violence risk assessment and management. Definitions: Threat. Perceived possibility of harm, or statement conveying an intention to cause harm. Violence. Any actual, attempted, […]

Development of a Threat Assessment Team — In progress.

The latest tragic school shooting in South Florida, especially in light of the revelation that that the shooter was reported to the FBI in the previous month, increases the necessity of working local threat assessment teams combining qualified mental health and law enforcement. The attached is a presentation made to Threat Team Oahu on February […]

G2i Knowledge Brief: A Knowledge Brief of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Free download of PDf available. Abstract Courts are daily confronted with admissibility issues – such as in cases involving neuroscientific testimony – that sometimes involve both the existence of a general phenomenon (i.e., “G”) and the question of whether a particular case represents a specific instance of that general phenomenon (i.e., “i”).  Unfortunately, courts have yet […]

Mass Murder in Hawaii — Byran Uysesugi and the Xerox shootings (1993)

Readers may be interested in knowing more about the 1993 mass murder at Xerox in Honolulu. [If you have trouble viewing this powerpoint slideshow on a mobile device, click on full-screen icon in upper right just above the slide area.]