The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) is a theoretically and empirically based instrument. It is the first multidimensional self-administered questionnaire that was specifically designed to predict violent and nonviolent offender recidivism among correctional and forensic populations and to assist with the assignment of these populations to appropriate treatment or correctional programs and different institutional security levels. It was designed to be multifaceted, covering content areas that have been demonstrated to be important for measuring criminogenic factors related to the assessment of recidivism and treatment of offenders. After further describing the SAQ, this entry discusses its uses, describes how to score and interpret, and reviews its reliability, validity, and advantages.

Description of the SAQ

The SAQ was developed in 1996 and published in 2005 with the Mental Health Systems, Toronto. ...

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