Introduction to the Special Section on Dynamic Risk Assessment with Sex Offenders

Introduction to the Special Section on Dynamic Risk Assessment with Sex Offenders P1: GYQ Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] pp325-sebu-363769 March 6, 2002 9:53 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2002 ( 2002) Introduction to the Special Section on Dynamic Risk Assessment With Sex Offenders 1;2 R. Karl Hanson We all want to make a difference. By addressing the problem of sexual assault, whether as therapists, researchers, policy advisors, or victim advocates, we aspire to a world where children are safe in their homes and women can walk without fear on the streets at night. But what needs to change? Potential victims can learn to better protect themselves, but any enduring solution requires changing potential offenders. We know a lot about how offence history variables are associated with the re- cidivism risk of sexual offenders (Hanson & Bussiere, ` 1998). By examining static, historical factors such as age, prior convictions, and the gender and relationships to the victims, we can reliably identify groups of sexual offenders who are at sub- stantial risk for sexual recidivism. We know much less about how to reduce that risk. Effectively treating sexual offenders require sound knowledge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Introduction to the Special Section on Dynamic Risk Assessment with Sex Offenders

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1014664029927
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Abstract

P1: GYQ Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] pp325-sebu-363769 March 6, 2002 9:53 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2002 ( 2002) Introduction to the Special Section on Dynamic Risk Assessment With Sex Offenders 1;2 R. Karl Hanson We all want to make a difference. By addressing the problem of sexual assault, whether as therapists, researchers, policy advisors, or victim advocates, we aspire to a world where children are safe in their homes and women can walk without fear on the streets at night. But what needs to change? Potential victims can learn to better protect themselves, but any enduring solution requires changing potential offenders. We know a lot about how offence history variables are associated with the re- cidivism risk of sexual offenders (Hanson & Bussiere, ` 1998). By examining static, historical factors such as age, prior convictions, and the gender and relationships to the victims, we can reliably identify groups of sexual offenders who are at sub- stantial risk for sexual recidivism. We know much less about how to reduce that risk. Effectively treating sexual offenders require sound knowledge

Journal

Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

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