Violent recidivism of mentally disordered offenders: The development of a statistical prediction instrument. Figure 1. Tests of independent correlations, however, did not show many significant differences between the correlations for males versus females on the individual items, except for Item 9 see Table 3.
What does seem important, however, are the mechanisms used by sex offenders for regulating their emotional and sexual feelings. New York: McGraw-Hill. Most of the information used to create SONAR was drawn from one-hour, structured interviews with the supervision officers.
This need area concerns the offender's ability to self-monitor and conform to the demands of community supervision. A few weeks later, a 13 year old boy came to the police with a similar story.
While not specifically validated for non-violent offenses, the VRAG also significantly predicted general institutional misconduct and detected and undetected general post-release recidivism for men, but again not for women. Female to female violence may have a completely different meaning than male to female violence thus accounting for the lack of concurrent validity for Item 9.
In the current female sex offender assessment in Levy, ten of the twelve VRAG items were significantly correlated with concurrent measures of antisociality, aggression, and violence potential in male inmates.
Understanding the differential relationships, if any, may help improve our use of risk appraisal procedures for women. Hastings , Shilpa Krishnan , June P. However, only two of the individual VRAG items i.