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Rethinking Risk Assessment for Incest Offenders

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Périodique : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Numéros : vol. 23, nº 1, ISSN 0160-2527 (Imprimé)
Dates : Date de publication: 01/2000
Etendue : pp. 15-22
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Titre :

Rethinking Risk Assessment for Incest Offenders

Extrait de l'introduction :

Current trends in sex-offender treatment programming highlight the need for effective and accurate assessment (Furr, 1993; McGrath, 1991). The process of assessment inherently assumes that certain individuals (e.g., rapists, homosexual pedophiles) are more likely to reoffend or are a greater risk to the community at large (Clelland, Studer, & Reddon, 1998; Quinsey, 1986). This is an increasingly important field of exploration, particularly in view of current fiscal constraints on resources to treat offenders.
Implicit in making any assessment of risk is the belief that some individuals are less at risk of reoffending than others. Although this is true, it is important to make these discriminations accurately. It has become dogma in the literature that incest offenders are a group that need only be identified and, once convicted of an offense, have only a small chance of reoffending (Furr, 1993; Marshall & Anderson, 1996; McGrath, 1991; Quinsey, 1986).

Mots clés libres :

Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Law, Psychiatry and Mental health


Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 871
Source : CrossRef
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 04/05/2018
Dernière modification : 11/10/2018
Statut WordPress : Publié