Violent sex offenses: how are they best measured from official records?

@article{Rice2006ViolentSO,
  title={Violent sex offenses: how are they best measured from official records?},
  author={Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris and Carol Lang and Catherine A. Cormier},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={525-41}
}
In the United States, sexually violent predator (SVP) commitment statutes generally require assessment of an offender's risk of subsequent sexual violence. Current actuarial methods for predicting sexual reoffending were actually designed to predict something else-charges or convictions for offenses deemed sexual based on information obtained from police "rapsheets" alone. This study examined the referral and past offenses of 177 sex offenders. Results showed that police rapsheets (and data… CONTINUE READING