Assessment and treatment of sex offenders

Duration: 11min 47sec Views: 375 Submitted: 25.03.2019
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A lthough the desire to predict the risk of future violence posed by individuals is likely centuries old, risk assessment efforts until recently have been relatively unsuccessful in terms of their predictive accuracy. Notwithstanding pseudoscientific methods such as phrenology which claimed to gauge behavior propensities based on measurements of the skull , risk assessment for many decades has primarily involved individual mental health professionals applying their accumulated experience and clinical acumen to produce a clinical judgment of the degree of risk posed by a particular individual. In the three decades since the publication of Monahan's book, the relative accuracy of violence risk assessments has increased substantially. The ability to accurately assess the likelihood of future violent acts — and future criminal behavior more generally — is important to clinicians, policymakers and the public alike. In this context, risk assessment typically involves arriving at an estimate of the likelihood that an offender will recidivate that is, revert to illegal behavior after the individual experiences legal consequences or intervention for a prior criminal act. Risk assessment serves many purposes throughout the adjudication process. It is often undertaken for dispositional purposes to help determine, for example, an appropriate sentence or custody level or the conditions of community supervision.

Assessment and treatment of sex offenders: A handbook

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