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Criminal Behavior class 1

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Criminal Behavior Class #1 - Clinical interviews - Psych testing - Questionnaires - MSI-II - Sexual history polygraphs - Penile plethysmograph - Mostly interested in assessment o Risk o Causes of criminality o Culpability o Mental status o Amenability to treatment - It takes time to assess someone charged with a crime o Who does these assessments? Untrained criminal justice official, ex: police detective who finds patterns and determines who committed a crime and why Judges want assessments of risk and severity to determine punishment for crimes and risk of recidivism (pedophile v. situational child abuser, statutory rape, etc) Probation officers want assessment to determine level of supervision in prisons. Prosecutors want assessments so Defense attorney so they can get the full mental state of the offender STATISTICS OF MOST SEX OFFENDERS RECIDIVISM RATES BY STATIC-99 : 38% within 5 years, 42% within 10 years, 54% within 15 years. There’s a high risk of sexual re- offense
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