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Forensic use of the Static 99R: Part 3. Choosing a comparison group.

September 2012:

Although the developers of the Static 99R describe the “Selected for High Risk/Needs” comparison group as including offenders “referred for services at forensic psychiatric facilities, such as offenders referred as Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders, Sexually Violent Predators,” no persons involved in SVP proceedings are included in any of the 23 research samples that comprise the four Static 99R comparison groups. We compiled sexual recidivism base rate data from recent USA samples at various stages of the civil commitment process. Available data do not consistently support the use of the “Selected for High Risk/Needs” comparison group for persons involved in the civil commitment process. ..Continued.. by Gregory DeClue & Denis L. Zavodny

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