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The process by which the financial worth of property is determined. The amount at which an item is valued. A demand by the board of directors of a corporation for the payment of any money that is still owed on the purchase of capital stock. The determination of the amount of damages to be awarded to a plaintiff who has been successful in a lawsuit. The ascertainment of the pro rata share of taxes to be paid by members of a group of taxpayers who have directly benefited from a particular common goal or project according to the benefit conferred upon the individual or his or her property. This is known as a special assessment. The listing and valuation of property for purposes of fixing a tax upon it for which its owner will be liable. The procedure by which the Internal Revenue Service, or other government department of taxation, declares that a taxpayer owes additional tax because, for example, the individual has understated personal gross income or has taken deductions to which he or she is not entitled. This process is also known as a deficiency assessment.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ASSESSMENT. The making out a list of property, and fixing its valuation or appraisement; it is also applied to making out a list of persons, and appraising their several occupations, chiefly with a view of taxing the said persons and their property.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Table 1 Simple Linear Regression Analysis Summary of Scores for Simple Steps Variables Predicting Scores on Lethality Assessment Predictor B SE B [beta] (Constant) -2.653 .072 (S1) Suicidal .374 .013 .184 (I) Ideation .250 .017 .082 (M) Means -.064 .016 -.031 (P) Perturbation .093 .022 .022 (L) Loss .141 .013 .057 (E 1) Earlier Attempts .164 .011 .083 (S 2) Substance Use .047 .004 .067 (T) [Lack of] Troubleshooting .467 .007 .498 (E2) Emotion and Diagnosis .140 .004 .211 (P 2) [Lack of] Protective Factors .238 .009 .153 (S 3) Stress .041 .004 .060 Note.
For example, the advanced counselor trainee might seek supervision on how to incorporate a more humanistic approach in his or her work with suicidal clients or may want to explore other ways to conduct a lethality assessment. Supervisors in this example would consult with supervisees to explore different, more humanistic processes and alternative assessment methods.
Now, when an officer arrives at the scene of a domestic violence incident, the lethality assessment questionnaire is used to determine the risk level.
1 (1992); Neil Websdale, Lethality Assessment Tools: A Critical Analysis (1999) available at ality.pdf (discussing the significance of separation or attempt to separate by the female party in a domestic homicide) (accessed on 11/13/07).
Implications for Counseling Professionals Culturally Relevant Lethality Assessments