Manner No. 004
This manner represents a summary of the evidence-based and structured practice process that is variously outlined in RMA Standards and Guidelines. It is based broadly on the research literature underpinning the development of conceptual / theoretically derived methods, and the structured professional judgment approach, and it specifically emphasises the central role of formulation. Its intended outcomes are an individualised formulation that explains the onset, maintenance and occurrence of offending behaviour in order to inform decision making about risk management.
Name of Applicant
Dr. Rajan Darjee, Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science,
582 Heidelberg Road,
Period of Accreditation:
Aug 2018 – July 2021
Purpose for which Accreditation is valid
This manner shall be used for the purposes of risk assessments conducted by Accredited Assessors under Section 210B and 210D of the Criminal procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (as amended by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003).
The manner may also be used by practitioners producing other reports requiring an individualised formulation based risk assessment, e.g. risk assessments carried out on certain offenders covered by Sections 10 and 11 of the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2005 and risk assessments for sentencing of some violent or sexual offenders where an OLR is not being considered.
This is an Accredited Manner of Risk Assessment.