Sexual Offenders

Feb
21

Dr. Stephen Hart on the SPJ Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

The Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approach to risk assessment holds many points of differentiation from the actuarial approach. Whereas the actuarial approach uses actuarial tests that are developed in one setting and may not be predictive in other settings, the SPJ approach uses instruments that have been developed on the basis of empirical research that […]

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Jan
23

Static-99 and Static-99R May NOT Work for Latino Offenders

The Static-99 and the Static-99R may not work as well for Latino offenders as it does for Black and White offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Jan
17

Static-99 and Static-99R May NOT Work as Well for Latino Offenders

The Static-99 and the Static-99R may not work as well for Latino offenders as it does for Black and White offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Sep
13

AP-LS Presidential Address 2013 by Dr. Bill Foote (Video)

Each year at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, the out-going President of Division 41 (the American Psychology-Law Society) gives his or her Presidential Address as the last official Presidential duty. This year Dr. William Foote spoke about The Inuit Project, providing a great example of the integration of research and practice. This […]

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Aug
02

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: State of the Art of Pharmacotherapy in Sexual Offenders (Video)

The second Keynote address at the 2013 IAFMHS Conference in Maastricht, Netherlands was by Professor Peer Birkin, MD, a psychiatrist from the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Dr. Birkin speaks about the state of the art of pharmacotherapy in sexual offenders. Abstract Effective rehabilitation of sexual offenders follows the principles of risk, need, and […]

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