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Empirical methods for revising placement in the standardized risk levels for sexual offenders

R. Karl Hanson

How do you know if your last risk assessment is still valid? This workshop presents research and user guidance on how to use repeated administrations of dynamic risk tools (SOTIPS, VRS-SO, STABLE-2007, ACUTE-2007), and years offense free in the community to revise placements into the 5 standardized risk levels.  This workshop is addressed to professionals supervising and treatment individuals in the community, as well as to those administering public protection policies, such as sexual offender registries and residency restrictions. 

 

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 175 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 worked for Public Safety Canada between 1991 and 2017, and is now adjunct faculty in the psychology departments of Carleton University (Ottawa) and Ryerson University (Toronto).