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Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders

Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders What is needed to carry out a thorough risk assessment of an ex-offender? This article describes four major components: (a) a functional analysis of the offense process in order to determine how the offenders' problems contributed to their offending and to identify the modus operandi used in their offense(s); (b) the application of a suitable actuarial risk predictor to assess the offender's global level of risk; (c) identification of stable dynamic risk factors that make potential treatment targets; and (d) monitoring of acute dynamic factors that indicate offending is imminent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Professional Psychology: Research and Practice American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0735-7028
eISSN
1939-1323
DOI
10.1037/0735-7028.34.4.339
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Abstract

What is needed to carry out a thorough risk assessment of an ex-offender? This article describes four major components: (a) a functional analysis of the offense process in order to determine how the offenders' problems contributed to their offending and to identify the modus operandi used in their offense(s); (b) the application of a suitable actuarial risk predictor to assess the offender's global level of risk; (c) identification of stable dynamic risk factors that make potential treatment targets; and (d) monitoring of acute dynamic factors that indicate offending is imminent.

Journal

Professional Psychology: Research and PracticeAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Aug 1, 2003

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