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dc.contributor.authorBoer, Douglas Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T04:14:02Z
dc.date.available2012-05-08T04:14:02Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBoer, D.P. (2006). Sexual offender risk assessment strategies: is there a convergence of opinion yet? Sexual Offender Treatment, 1(2), 1-4.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6302
dc.description.abstractWhile there is no convergence of opinion in the academic literature, many clinicians have already adopted a convergent approach to risk assessment, whether through deliberate adoption of complementary instruments or through informal clinical modification of risk assessment instrument findings. The present paper suggests that a convergent approach to risk assessment may be both the most responsible and most appropriate approach at this time, given the lack of research to substantiate a strong superiority of one type of instrument (actuarial risk tests versus structured clinical guidelines) over the other as well as the complementary nature of these types of tests in terms of how risk is conceptualized and analyzed. The research in a convergent approach is meager and this issue deserves some attention to ensure that all clinicians doing risk assessments of sexual offenders are providing the most information possible to decision makers to protect the rights, safety, and security of our clients (the correctional and justice systems, the public, and the offenders).en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInternational Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO)en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sexual-offender-treatment.org/38.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Sexual Offender Treatment. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectsexual offendersen_NZ
dc.subjectactuarial risk assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectclinical risk assessmenten_NZ
dc.titleSexual offender risk assessment strategies: is there a convergence of opinion yet?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSexual Offender Treatmenten_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37439
pubs.end-page4en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume1en_NZ


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