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This meta-analytic review examined the effectiveness of psychological treatment for sex offenders by summarizing data from 43 studies (combined n = 9,454). Averaged across all studies, the sexual offence recidivism rate was lower for the treatment groups (12.3%) than the comparison groups (16.8%, 38 studies, unweighted average). A similar pattern was found(More)
Sexual offenders do great societal damage causing justifiable public concern. Over the past 10 years psychology has developed techniques to reliably sort male sexual offenders into low, moderate, and high risk for sexual recidivism (MnSOST-R, Risk Matrix-2000, RRASOR, STATIC-99, STATIC-2002) based upon historical, static, non-changeable risk factors. The "(More)
Presently, there are no established scales that evaluate change in risk among sexual offenders. The Sex Offender Need Assessment Rating (SONAR) was developed to fill this gap. The SONAR includes five relatively stable factors (intimacy deficits, negative social influences, attitudes tolerant of sex offending, sexual self-regulation, general self-regulation)(More)
Toute question à propos de ce manuel doit être adressée à : Qu'y at -il de nouveau, qu'y at -il de changé depuis la dernière version des règles de codage? …... Facteur 2 – Cohabitation (le délinquant at -il cohabité avec un partenaire intime pendant au moins deux ans?). Annexe 1 – Ajustement du risque en fonction de la durée de la période sans infraction(More)
In order to identify the characteristics associated with physical abuse of female partners, a detailed questionnaire was administered to 997 men who were recruited from either a forensic out-patient clinic (780) or from a community based employment center (217). This questionnaire sampled family and personal history, criminal behavior, psychopathology, and(More)
This study examined the extent to which sexual offenders present an enduring risk for sexual recidivism over a 20-year follow-up period. Using an aggregated sample of 7,740 sexual offenders from 21 samples, the yearly recidivism rates were calculated using survival analysis. Overall, the risk of sexual recidivism was highest during the first few years after(More)
Author Note We would like to thank Karl Hanson, Kevin Nunes, and three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper. We would also like to thank the following researchers for granting us permission to use their data and for being patient with our ongoing questions: