Assessing Risk for Sexual Recidivism: How Inclusion of Psychologically Meaningful Risk Factors Can Improve Predictive Validity
The purpose of the present study is to develop a comprehensive actuarial scale designed to assess risk for sexual recidivism that will be appropriate for use with all sexual offender types. Although assessments for predicting risk for violence in general have been suggested to have reached a ceiling, this is not the case for assessments for predicting sexual recidivism. Recent research has suggested that these measures can be improved upon and that current measures are likely explaining unique aspects of risk for future sexual violence. Psychologically meaningful risk factors, which are factors ...
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