Catherine Shaffer is a Ph.D. student in Experimental Psychology (Law and Forensic specialization) working under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Jodi Viljoen. She completed her Honours B.A. in 2010 at the University of Victoria and her M.A. in 2014 at SFU. In general, she is interested in the assessment and management of violence in youth and adult populations and the identification of factors that respectively increase or decrease the likelihood of general and specialized forms of violence. For her dissertation, she is using data from the ISVYOS to help adapt an adult intimate partner violence risk assessment tool for use with adolescents. This doctoral work is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.