Evaluating Sex Offenders: A Manual for Civil Commitments and Beyond

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Dennis M. Doren
SAGE Publications, 2002 M04 10 - 256 páginas
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A professional volume to help practitioners, clinicians, counselors, and parole officers, assess risk and evaluate offenders who have been convicted of a sex crime. This is the most comprehensive volume available on every aspect of assessing risk. It compares all current risk assessment techniques of sex offenders in terms of ease of use, reliability, and predictive power. It is a complete guide to assessing sex offenders for likelihood of re-offense, and it provides a wealth of information on other aspects of the assessment process, including information gathering, interviewing offenders, and writing reports. Chapter topics include: defining risk; data gathering; diagnostic issues; recidivism base rates; risk factor lists; actuarial scales; instrumentation (violent and sexual); the evaluation report; presenting in court; ethical issues.

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The Evaluation Referral Questions
1
2 Procedures for Conducting the Assessment
27
Defining Relevant Paraphilias
51
Diagnostic Issues Beyond the Paraphilias
87
5 Using Risk Assessment Instrumentation
103
6 Recidivism Base Rates
145
7 Clinical Adjustments
161
8 The Evaluation Report and Court Testimony
179
Appendix A
201
Appendix B
211
Appendix C
217
Appendix D
225
References
229
Index
237
About the Author
243
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9 Ethical Issues
189

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