Definition of dangerousness in US English:

dangerousness

noun

  • See dangerous

    • ‘When the presumption is not displaced, there is no need for the trial judge to address the issue of whether the vehicle is operable or immovable and/or the issue of dangerousness.’
    • ‘There is a popular association between mental illness and dangerousness.’
    • ‘The rights discourse has been shifted to one of dangerousness and risk management, to exclude rather than to punish appropriately.’
    • ‘Time will tell how the Supreme Court balances these competing interests, but the concept of dangerousness is likely to play a significant role in the ultimate decision.’
    • ‘Questions of dangerousness and criminal propensity, and suspicion that the youth fits the profile of juvenile psychopathy, may arise.’
    • ‘But there's no requirement that the law pull the wool over the public's eyes and hide the person's potential dangerousness.’
    • ‘You have to take into account the perceived dangerousness of a prisoner and the facilities available.’
    • ‘It is indisputable that involuntary commitment to a mental hospital after a finding of probable dangerousness to self or others can engender adverse social consequences to the individual.’
    • ‘This later legislative judgment that the offence did not provide a predicate for a finding of dangerousness did not affect the constitutionality of the original sentence.’
    • ‘Eight clients accepted by the team had no index offence, but had been accepted because of considerations such as perceived dangerousness or purported risk at the time of referral.’
    • ‘Combat deaths are seen as a measure of the magnitude and dangerousness of war, just as murder rates are seen as a measure of the magnitude and dangerousness of violence in our communities.’
    • ‘Each offender was aware she was importing cocaine into Canada and, given the notorious dangerousness of the drug, each must have been aware of the serious wrong committed.’
    • ‘And in some cases a court may predicate a death sentence on a finding of future dangerousness - a nod to the deterrence goal as well.’
    • ‘The whole point of the shift from dangerousness to risk was the recognition that behaviour is a product of multiple dynamic factors in a complex situation.’
    • ‘They banned racial profiling and barred judges and expert witnesses in the course of sentencing from using a defendant's race or ethnicity to determine his or her future dangerousness.’
    • ‘After the expiry of the tariff, continued detention depends on elements of dangerousness and risk associated with the objectives of the original sentence [for] murder.’
    • ‘More defendants who received correctional sanctions were referred because of concerns about dangerousness and they had high rates of depression.’
    • ‘There is evidence of continuing dangerousness to the community, and we supplied that evidence to the judge.’
    • ‘The sober and reasonable man will also be aware of the background to the unlawful act which includes preparatory acts done by the accused as this sets the act in context for the purpose of determining its objective dangerousness.’
    • ‘Especially in the current, charged atmosphere, forensic evaluations may increasingly be needed to gauge dangerousness to self and others.’

Pronunciation

dangerousness

/ˈdānj(ə)rəsnəs//ˈdeɪndʒ(ə)rəsnəs/