Sexual Offending Risk

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The assessment of sexual offending risk can be undertaken by forensic psychologists or psychiatrists trained in this area. Risk assessment is not a prediction of what will happen in future, but can be used to guide Courts, the Parole Board, or other entities decide various questions in relation to persons with a history of sexual offending.

Risk assessments comprise a full assessment of the defendant’s mental health, substance use, and forensic history, as well as Structured Professional Judgement tools such as the ERASOR, Static-99, SORAG and RRASOR. They may be requested by the defence, the prosecution, or Courts.

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