A professional volume to help practitioners, clinicians, counsellors, 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. 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 provides a wealth of information on other aspects of the assessment process, including information gathering, interviewing offenders, and writing reports.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
— Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
This chapter is designed to describe what we know about the process of clinically adjusting actuarial findings and how to conduct those ...