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Static-99 and Static-99R

The Static-99 and its revised form, the Static-99R (together referred to as Static-99/R), are static, actuarial risk assessment instruments. The Static-99/R is designed for the evaluation of future re-offense risk among adult men, specifically those with a history of sexual offense convictions. It is comprised of 10 items which inventory the offending individual’s demographic characteristics and criminal conviction history and the characteristics of the sexual offense victim. Although originally developed in English, the Static-99R has since been translated into several different languages including Chinese, French, and German. At present, the Static-99/R is the most widely used sexual offense risk assessment instrument in the world. This entry briefly addresses the history of the Static-99/R, then examines the Static-99/R items, criteria for use, and guidelines for ...

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