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dc.contributor.authorBoer, Douglas Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-24T03:59:06Z
dc.date.available2011-06-24T03:59:06Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBoer, D.P. (2008). Ethical and practical concerns regarding the current status of sex offender risk assessment. Sexual Offender Treatment, 3(1), 1-6.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5420
dc.description.abstractRisk assessment strategies are becoming more complex and accurate, but remain problematic in terms of how such instruments are promoted and used. Currently, many people doing risk assessments of sex offenders are using actuarial (statistical) tests developed in other countries or on unique populations, with offenders very different from the test-development sample. This is clearly unethical and inappropriate and could result in needless prolonging of incarceration or the premature release of a dangerous individual and possible needless victimization of others. Other measures, such as the structured clinical guidelines may provide a short-term solution to the widespread use of unguided professional judgement and the lack of population-based actuarial tests.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPabst Science Publishersen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sexual-offender-treatment.org/1-2008_01.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Sexual Offender Treatment. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectactuarialen_NZ
dc.subjectclinicalen_NZ
dc.subjectsexual offendersen_NZ
dc.titleEthical and practical concerns regarding the current status of sex offender risk assessmenten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSexual Offender Treatmenten_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id33229
pubs.end-page6en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume3en_NZ


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