American series in behavioral science and law.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
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.
"Publication number 1106."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and indexes.