Designed to educate clinicians, forensic experts, probation and parole officers, judges, and others who need to make the most accurate appraisals of sex offenders' risk of re-offending, this complete training package includes two videos (a total of three hours) plus a manual consisting of materials used in the video presentation, as well as related articles that provide additional information about topics discussed in the videos. The materials are ideal for self-study by individuals as well as for workshops and in-service training where the leader does not have to be an expert on the topic.
Developed by R. Karl Hanson, Ph.D., and the Wisconsin Sex Offender Treatment Network, the tapes and associated reading materials provide information on how to apply science to the difficult task of predicting future human behavior and also cover:
-The most current research findings on how to predict recidivism in the population of known sex offenders
-The characteristics of high, medium, and low recidivism risk sex offenders
-How to evaluate risk in particular cases
-How to administer the most widely validated sex offender re-offense risk assessment instrument, the Rapid Risk Assessment for Sexual Offense Recidivism (RRASOR)
-How to integrate dynamic recidivism risk factors, such as the environment in which the individual resides, into overall risk
The topic of these training materials gets at the very heart of protecting the public from sexual assaults. The individuals who are most likely to commit sexual assault are those who previously committed such offenses managing them effectively requires knowing their recidivism risk.