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Abstract: Latest Research Findings on the Static-99/Static-99R

Static-99/R is the most widely used sexual offender risk tool in the world. This presentation provides an overview of recent research on the STATIC family of risk assessment tools (Static-99, Static-99R, Static-2002, Static-2002R, BARR-2002R) and introduces the latest version (2016) of the Static-99R coding manual. Participants will be provided with user guidance concerning updated risk category labels, as well as in-depth discussion of what evaluators should infer about individuals based on their STATIC scores. The workshop will also include practice examples demonstrating the changes between the 2003 and 2016 versions of the Static-99/R scoring rules.


R. Karl Hanson, Ph.D., C.Psych., is one of the leading researchers in the field of sexual offender risk assessment and treatment. He has published more than 150 articles, including several highly influential reviews, and has contributed to the development of the most widely used risk assessment tools for sexual offenders (Static-99R; Static-2002R; STABLE-2007). Based in Ottawa, Canada, he is a research manager with Public Safety Canada, and adjunct faculty in the psychology departments of Carleton University and Ryerson University.