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NCJ Number: NCJ 240912     Find in a Library
Title: Predicting First-Time Sexual Offending Among Prisoners Without a Prior Sex Offense History: The Minnesota Sexual Criminal Offending Risk Estimate (MnSCORE)
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:39  Issue:11  Dated:November 2012  Pages:1436 to 1456
Author(s): Grant Duwe
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focused on the development of a risk assessment tool, the Minnesota Sexual Criminal Offending Risk Estimate (MnSCORE), designed for prisoners without any prior sexual offending history.
Abstract: In an effort to reduce first-time sexual offending, this study focuses on the development of a risk assessment tool, the Minnesota Sexual Criminal Offending Risk Estimate (MnSCORE), designed for prisoners without any prior sexual offending history. Logistic regression modeling was used to develop the MnSCORE on a sample of 9,064 male offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 2003 and 2006. Bootstrap resampling was used to not only refine the selection of predictors but also internally validate the model. With an optimism-corrected area under the curve (AUC) of 0.763, the results showed the MnSCORE has moderately high predictive discrimination. Because the risk of first-time sexual offending was significantly lower for offenders who completed prison-based chemical dependency (CD) treatment, it is anticipated the MnSCORE may best be used as a trailer assessment to help better prioritize prisoners for CD treatment—both in prison and in the community following release. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Discrimination ; Recidivism ; Sex offenders ; Threat assessment ; Minnesota
   
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