HCR-20 REVIEW AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Log In Sign Up. The authors reviewed the literature and selected 20 items for which they found consistent empirical support. Beyond empirically determined accuracy and precision, one must also consider the cost of administering a risk assessment scale, both in time and money. All scales start with some rational process of criterion selection based upon a review of the empirical literature. Technology, guidelines, and training. Those items associated with changes in recidivism were then subjected to a stepwise multiple regression to eliminate item redundancy Epperson, et al. Physical harm to victim s in sex offenses

Should one give each item equal weight? Those items associated with changes in recidivism were then subjected to a stepwise multiple regression to eliminate item redundancy Epperson, et al. The manual itself is helpful to read in preparing for cross-examination. Integration of nomothetic and ideographic positions in risk assessment: One of the better-researched sexual violence risk scales, the SORAG, requires a penile plethys- mograph evaluation of sexual arousal. Should one give the historical items more weight?

Victim of child abuse 3.

Until recently, these clinical risk assessment reports have been divorced from the statistical, actuarial literature on risk assessment. Could we handle a Ziskin and Faust style cross-examination regarding the unreliability of clinical judgment?

A meta-analysis of sexual offender recidivism studies. Substance use problems 6.

hcr-20 review and annotated bibliography

Major mental illness 5. We practitioners have watched in distress as our academic colleagues have said that predicting future violent acts cannot be done at a level better than chance, that in fact we have been over-predicting future violence, as evidenced in Baxtrom Baxtrom v.

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By actuarial, here I mean not only that the items, or criteria, were selected based on their empirical support in the literature, but also that the scale itself has predictive validity studies, having been empirically linked to recidivism.

The HCR’s total score is used for the above research, although this is not how the authors recommend using the scale in practice. Extreme minimization or denial of sex offenses Behavioral Sciences and the Law Behav. In part, this is a “compared to what” issue. Conceptually, the division of items into past historicalpresent clinicaland future risk management is easy to grasp. One of the better-researched sexual violence risk scales, the SORAG, requires a penile plethys- mograph evaluation of sexual arousal.

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Sex offender risk assessment and the law. Also, it is unclear what rules one can use to combine the items to arrive at an assessment of revisw. Now, I see such a list far more frequently, along with a clear articulation of the evaluator’s reasoning in considering and weighing each criterion.

Hcr-2 scales start with some rational process of criterion selection based upon a review of the empirical literature. Its items have a unique dual scoring method: Appraising and managing risk.

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The literature indicates that two broad factors predict sex offenses: Those items associated with changes in recidivism were then subjected to a stepwise multiple regression to eliminate item redundancy Epperson, et al. The manual also provides studies of the HCR up toa relatively scant literature consisting of reliability and validity studies in correctional, forensic psychiatric, and civil psychiatric settings.

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New Jersey’s sex offender risk assessment scale: Reviewing their manuals alone will help one prepare for cross-examination on risk assessment, and the items selected have a basis in the empirical literature, although a few such as major mental illness are controversial.

hcr-20 review and annotated bibliography

A Theoretical Analysis and a Review of the Literature. Remember me on this computer. The manual itself is helpful to read in preparing for cross-examination.

hcr-20 review and annotated bibliography

Negative attitude towards intervention. The SVR has its items divided into three areas: By Vivienne de Vogel. Journal of Psychiatry erview Law The PCL-R measures two factors: The authors reviewed the literature and selected 20 items for which they found consistent empirical support. Past supervision failure Sexual offenses Past non-sexual violent offenses