Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders

Course Number: CLS 713
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor:
  • Dr. Carol Clark
This course will focus on 1) differentiating between types of sexual offenses and assessing the risk in each category; 2) research on risk assessment and recidivism; 3) actuarial and static risk assessment tools and how to use them in a clinical setting; 4) the impact and effectiveness of supervised release and community control on offender's risk of recidivism; and 5) how to assess effectiveness of psychological, behavioral, and chemical treatment of sex offenders.