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Static-2002 and Static-2002R

The Static-2002 and its revised version, the Static-2002R, are risk assessment tools that are used to predict sexual recidivism. Both versions were created by Karl Hanson and David Thornton as improvements on the Static-99 and the Static-99R risk assessment tools. This entry begins by providing some background information and then discusses the purposes, evaluation, and use of the Static-2002 and the Static-2002R.

Background

In the field of risk assessment, research has consistently demonstrated that risk assessments that are structured have increased accuracy when compared to unstructured professional opinion or clinical judgment. This being said, within the field, there is a lack of consensus as to how known predictive factors should be structured. One method for structuring risk factors in assessment is known as the actuarial method. ...

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