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NCJ Number: 167755 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Sex Offender Psychometric Assessment (From Sex Offender: New Insights, Treatment Innovations and Legal Developments, Volume II, P 11-1 to 11-13, 1997, Barbara K. Schwartz and Henry R. Cellini, eds. - See NCJ-167745)
Author(s): B D Kraemer; C R Spielman; S B Salisbury
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Civic Research Institute, Inc
Kingston, NJ 08528-9982
Sale Source: Civic Research Institute, Inc
4478 US Route 27
P.O. Box 585
Kingston, NJ 08528-9982
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Psychological evaluation through the use of psychometric assessment adds a crucial dimension to the comprehensive assessment of juvenile sex offenders.
Abstract: Psychometric assessment adds a norm-based reference to the clinical interviews and historical information that provide a foundation from which an adolescent's offense behavior can be interpreted. The psychometric assessment can assist in determining placement in an appropriate treatment program, developing a viable treatment plan, and assessing treatment progress. A comprehensive test battery needs to be cost-efficient and time-efficient; to demonstrate reliability, validity, and utility; and to be age-appropriate. A basic test battery should assess all clients and can be supplemented with more specialized testing when additional information is needed. The sample test battery presented here is currently being used at Mille Lacs Academy, a Nexus treatment program located in Minnesota. This private, nonprofit inpatient facility treats juvenile male sex offenders ages 11-18 who are referred by courts, social services, mental health agencies, other treatment programs, and private individuals. Most have histories of prior treatment failures. The average length of treatment is 12-18 months. The test battery focuses on intellectual and neurological functioning, personality functioning and psychopathology, behavioral assessment, and sexual deviance. Clinicians use the battery to plan intensive treatment to remediate deficits that suggest that a client is unmotivated for treatment. 31 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Evaluation measures; Minnesota; Psychological evaluation; Sex offender treatment; Testing and measurement
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