Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR)

The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR) is a risk assessment tool using a structured professional judgment approach. Instruments like the ERASOR attempt to help evaluators make a decision about sex offense risk (low, moderate, or high). All good tests and instruments attempting to measure human behavior must be valid and reliable. Risk assessment tools must measure what evaluators want to measure (validity), and they must allow evaluators to generate a measure that can be repeated over time, with others coming to the same conclusion (reliability). However, risk assessment with adolescents is more dynamic and changing, so risk assessment may be best looked at as a process that can guide efforts at intervention, treatment, and management.

The ERASOR seeks to allow a trained ...

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