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Assessing Sex Offenders: Problems and Pitfalls

by Terence W. Campbell
Format
Book
Published
Springfield, Ill. : Charles C Thomas, c2004.
Language
English
Series
American Series in Behavioral Science and Law
ISBN
0398075026, 0398075034 (pbk.)
Summary
Substantial numbers of psychologists claim they can accurately identify the recidivism risk of sex offenders. Many psychologists insist the scientific evidence supports their efforts in this regard. This book reviews the scientific evidence relevant to assessing the recidivism risk of sex offenders. Too often, the issues detailed in these chapters have been overlooked and/or misinterpreted. As a result, the likelihood of psychologists misusing and abusing scientific data when assessing sex offenders should not be underestimated. The text identifies numerous instances of such misuse and abuse.
Contents
  • Foreword / Ralph Slovenko
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chap. 1. Sexually violent person civil commitment statutes
  • Chap. 2. Clinical judgment and clinical experience
  • Chap. 3. Guided clinical risk assessments (GCRA)
  • Chap. 4. Actuarial assessment of recidivism risk
  • Chap. 5. Actuarial instruments for assessing recidivism risk
  • Chap. 6. Computing classification accuracy
  • Chap. 7. Supplementary assessment procedures
  • Chap. 8. Adjusted actuarial assessment (AAA)
  • Chap. 9. Diagnostic classification
  • Chap. 10. Treating sex offenders
  • Chap. 11. Ethical obligations
  • References
  • Name index
  • Subject index
  • About the author.
Description
xv, 247 p. ; 27 cm.
Notes
  • "Publication number 1106."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-237) and indexes.
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