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NCJ Number: 218434 Find in a Library
Title: Reliability and Validity of the Static-2002 Among Adult Sexual Offenders with Reference to Treatment Status
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:34  Issue:5  Dated:May 2007  Pages:616-640
Author(s): Calvin M. Langton; Howard E. Barbaree; Kevin T. Hansen; Leigh Harkins; Edward J. Peacock
Date Published: May 2007
Page Count: 25
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study sought to investigate the reliability and validity of the Static-2002, as a measure of sexual offense recidivism risk.
Abstract: Overall, the data is encouraging suggesting that the Static-2002 has reasonable scale properties, can be coded reliably, and is at least as accurate at predicting sexual/serious recidivism as it predecessors, while representing an attempt to enhance conceptual clarity and scoring consistency. The Static-2002 is an instrument developed to predict sexual and violent recidivism among sexual offenders. In a sample comprised of 468 sexual offenders offered treatment at the Warkworth Sexual Behavior Clinic (WSCB), this study carried out a series of analyses to investigate the reliability and validity of the Static-2002. Participants were followed for an average of 5.9 years after their release. Tables, figures, references
Main Term(s): Sex offenders
Index Term(s): Dangerousness; Evaluation measures; Instrument validation; Recidivism; Recidivism prediction; Testing and measurement
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