Evaluating Sex Offenders

A Manual for Civil Commitments and Beyond

by Doren, Dennis M.

Description

 

Evaluating Sex Offenders is the first and only "how to" book describing the complete sex offender civil commitment evaluation. Aimed at helping practitioners, clinicians, counselors, and parole officers assess risk and evaluate offenders who have been convicted of a sex crime, the text offers readers a step-by-step description of what examiners need to know, including information gathering, interviewing offenders, and writing reports. Chapter topics include: defining risk; data gathering; diagnostic issues; recidivism base rates; risk factor lists; actuarial scales; instrumentation (violent and sexual); the evaluation report; presenting in court; ethical issues.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: April 2002
  • English
  • 9781452212289 / 0761921133
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 43.99 GBP
  • Pages: 256
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Dennis M. Doren.
  • Series: Practical Aspects of Assessing and Treating Series
  • Reference Code: BDZ0005107844