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ERIC Number: EJ815783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1355-2600
The Development and Initial Testing of the AIM2 Framework to Assess Risk and Strengths in Young People Who Sexually Offend
Griffin, Helen Louise; Beech, Anthony; Print, Bobbie; Bradshaw, Helen; Quayle, Jeremy
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v14 n3 p211-225 Nov 2008
This paper describes the AIM2 assessment framework and the process of its development and initial testing. AIM2 is used to assess areas of concerns and strengths of young people. Some preliminary analysis is described, including the correlation of assessment items, their ability to discriminate between cases, their inter-rater reliability and a small-scale recidivist study. These analyses were used to develop AIM2. Results from the recidivist study identified a particular set of concern and strength factors associated with recidivism in the sample. We conclude that the inclusion of strengths-related items are important to consider as protective factors when assessing the risk of further sexually abusive behaviours. Limitations and future directions of AIM2 are also discussed. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom