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.
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