Whatever the cause, what is known is that sexually inappropriate or aggressive behaviour in children should rarely be seen as being experimental in nature Kavoussi et al. For the treatment sample, the information concerning the predictors was collected from their clinical files, whereas for the remainder of the sample, the information was extracted from their correctional files.
As well, it is likely that the consideration of additional variables such as measures of sexual deviancy may lead to the development of even better actuarial risk assessment measures than the measure proposed in this study. Predicting violent risk for penitentiary inmates.
Webster, C. This study did not test the validity or reliability of the tool. The PRA is reviewed and can risk assessments for juvenile sex offenders in Alberta re-administered if there is a significant change in circumstances, for example, when a youth is transferred from a secure- to open-custody facility.
The province is considering the adoption of tools and evaluating their use in cases where youth are being considered by the court for special sentences: intensive rehabilitation and custody. Nunavut is in the process of developing policies and procedures for reassessments and audits.
This variable counted the number of sexual offenses that were officially recorded prior to the index offense.
For sentence planning or risk management, we need a further assessment using dynamic information to identify: areas for attention strengths to build on and priorities to agree Clinical predictions of the likelihood of reoffending are less objective and less accurate. Thank you for your feedback.
We use this information to make the website risk assessments for juvenile sex offenders in Alberta as well as possible and improve government services. Until recently, we have focused on the risk presented by individuals but in future will need to understand more about areas of strength and factors that support people to desist from crime.
Recidivism outcome variable. Information was available for all the predictor variables except number of prior nonsexual offenses. Current policy guidelines used to assess risk and need reportedly make considerations for women and Aboriginals; however, we were not able to review these provisions.