Assessing sex offenders : problems and pitfalls

Campbell, Terence W

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  • Creator by Terence W. Campbell
  • Format Books
  • Publication Springfield, Ill. : Charles C Thomas, [2004] ©2004
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 247 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780398075026, 0398075026, 9780398075033, 0398075034
  • OCLC ocm54407904

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.

Notes

  • "Publication number 1106."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and indexes.

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
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