Actuarial Risk Assessments in USA Courtrooms

  1. Anthony R. Beech,
  2. Leam A. Craig and
  3. Kevin D. Browne
  1. Dennis M. Doren

Published Online: 28 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714362.ch29

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook

How to Cite

Doren, D. M. (2009) Actuarial Risk Assessments in USA Courtrooms, in Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook (eds A. R. Beech, L. A. Craig and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714362.ch29

  1. Dennis M. Doren, PhD is the Evaluation Director at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA. All opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019009

Online ISBN: 9780470714362

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Keywords:

  • actuarial risk assessments;
  • actuarial instrumentation;
  • evidentiary admissibility standards;
  • inherently inaccurate arguments;
  • recidivism risk

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Actuarial Risk Assessment Instrumentation

  • Circumstances under which Actuarial Risk Assessments are Relevant to Courts

  • Arguments for and against Courtroom Use of Actuarial Instrumentation

  • What the Future Holds