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ERIC Number: EJ843744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Emerging Strategies for Risk Assessment of Sexually Abusive Youth: Theory, Controversy, and Practice
Prescott, David P.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v13 n3-4 p83-105 2004
Clinicians and other professionals evaluating, managing, and treating sexually abusive youth are frequently called upon to offer judgments regarding risk for sexual reoffense. There are currently no empirically validated methods for accurately classifying risk among this population. Therefore, those faced with this task have an obligation to consider the research on the assessment of risk and recidivism. Five methods of risk assessment are reviewed, and four scales are discussed, with directions on how to obtain them. These include the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol (JSOAP), the Protective Factors Scale (PFS), and Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sex Offender Recidivism (ERASOR). (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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