Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide


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Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide

A 14-item actuarial risk assessment instrument, which is a modification of the Violent Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG), used to assess the risk of violent and sexual recidivism of previously convicted sex offenders within a specific period of release, using clinical records as a basis for scoring and incorporating the Hare PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised) score.
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The metaanalysis showed that actuarial risk scales such as the Static-99 and the Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide were significantly more accurate in predicting recidivism than unguided clinical assessments, which are increasingly viewed by those in the field as yesterday's approach, noted Dr.
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