ERIC Number: EJ579122
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Identifying Pedophiles "Eligible" for Community Notification under Megan's Law: A Multivariate Model for Actuarially Anchored Decisions.
Pallone, Nathaniel J.; Hennessy, James J.; Voelbel, Gerald T.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v28 n1-2 p41-60 1998
A scientifically sound methodology for identifying offenders about whose presence the community should be notified is demonstrated. A stepwise multiple regression was calculated among incarcerated pedophiles (N=52) including both psychological and legal data; a precision-weighted equation produced 90.4% "true positives." This methodology can be extrapolated to other jurisdictions. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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