Chapter 8. Assessing Recidivism Risk in Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Leam A. Craig BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy, C.Psychol (Forensic) consultant forensic psychologist partner chartered psychologist chartered scientist holder Fellow2,
  2. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor3 and
  3. Kevin D. Browne BSc, MSc, MEd, PhD, MI.Biol, AFBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) chartered biologist chartered psychologist Consultant4
  1. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor3 and
  2. John L. Taylor BSc (Hons), MPhil, DPsychol, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS chartered clinical forensic psychologist Professor of Clinical Psychology Consultant Clinical Psychologist President Chair1

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch8

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

How to Cite

Lindsay, W. R. and Taylor, J. L. (2010) Assessing Recidivism Risk in Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities, in Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook (eds L. A. Craig, W. R. Lindsay and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, The Willows Clinic, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  2. 3

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

  3. 4

    Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham, International House, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

  2. 3

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058381

Online ISBN: 9780470665510

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Keywords:

  • assessing recidivism risk in sex offenders with intellectual disabilities;
  • predictions of risk dissatisfaction for future offending;
  • major developmental models for onset of delinquency and criminal behaviour - that of Gerald Patterson;
  • family conflict, equally important variable in development of violent and criminal behaviour in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID);
  • history and development of risk assessment instruments;
  • Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG);
  • actuarial assessment and offenders with intellectual disability;
  • structured clinical judgement and psychopathy checklist - revised;
  • Questionnaire on Attitudes Consistent with Sex Offending (QACSO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The History and Development of Risk Assessment Instruments

  • Actuarial Assessment and Offenders with Intellectual Disability

  • Structured Clinical Judgement and the Psychopathy Checklist - Revised

  • Dynamic/Proximal Risk Assessment

  • Conclusions

  • References