Chat with us, powered by LiveChat Review the Static-99R Assessment. Review the profiles of the members of the Sex Offender Group Counseling session. Complete a Static-99R for each member of the group. In a - Wridemy Essaydoers

Review the Static-99R Assessment. Review the profiles of the members of the Sex Offender Group Counseling session. Complete a Static-99R for each member of the group. In a


  • Review the Static-99R Assessment.
  • Review the profiles of the members of the Sex Offender Group Counseling session.
  • Complete a Static-99R for each member of the group.

In a 3- to 5-page paper:

  • Present your Static-99R findings for each member of the support group.
  • Explain the meaning of the results.
  • Comparing the group members, identify who would be of highest risk for recidivism.
  • Explain how the results would likely change the interactions within the support group.

Coding Form Preamble In some situations an item score may be tentative due to uncertainty about a decision (e.g., anticipated age at release) or insufficient or conflicting information (e.g., victim information) and it may make sense to complete separate coding sheets for both alternatives and clearly discuss the reason for the different scores and the associated impact on Static-99R results in all reports. During audits of Static-99R scoring sheets the most commonly identified error is mechanical (e.g., incorrect summing of item scores). Consequently it is strongly recommended that evaluators sum the item scores and check the total at least twice. A mechanized process, such as specialized scoring software or an excel spreadsheet into which item scores may be entered and then summed electronically can be helpful to minimize mathematical errors. Interestingly, Hanson, Helmus, and Harris (2015) found a meaningful difference between those community supervision officers who completed all the assessments requested of them and those officers who sent incomplete information (e.g., a STABLE score without a Static score). Among officers who completed all assessments, the predictive accuracy of Static-99R was very high (AUC = .80) and significantly higher than the Static-99R assessment of officers with incomplete assessment packages (AUC = .68). The lesson here is clear – commitment to the assessment can greatly improve your ability to predict sexual recidivism. Consequently, we recommend requiring evaluators to attest to the completeness of their scoring by signing the score sheet. Organizations may want to consider including a standard statement such as the one at the bottom of the coding form on the following page.

Static-99R – TALLY SHEET Assessment date: _______________ Date of release from index sex offence: _______________

Item # Risk Factor Codes Score 1 Age at release from index sex offence

Aged 18 to 34.9 Aged 35 to 39.9 Aged 40 to 59.9 Aged 60 or older

1 0 -1 -3

2 Ever lived with a lover

Ever lived with lover for at least two years? Yes No

0 1

3 Index non-sexual violence – Any convictions

No Yes

0 1

4 Prior non-sexual violence – Any convictions

No Yes

0 1

5 Prior sex offences

Charges 0 1,2 3-5 6+

Convictions 0 1 2,3 4+

0 1 2 3

6 Four or more prior sentencing dates (excluding index)

3 or less 4 or more

0 1

7 Any convictions for non-contact sex offences

No Yes

0 1

8 Any unrelated victims

No Yes

0 1

9 Any stranger victims

No Yes

0 1

10 Any male victims

No Yes

0 1

Total Score

Add up scores from individual risk factors

Nominal Risk Levels

(2016 version)

Total Risk Level -3, -2, I – Very Low Risk -1, 0, II – Below Average Risk 1, 2, 3 III – Average Risk 4, 5 IVa – Above Average Risk

6 and higher IVb -Well Above Average Risk

There [ was, was not] sufficient information available to complete the Static-99R score following the coding manual (2016 version). I believe that this score [ fairly represents, does not fairly represent] the risk presented by Mr. XXXX at this time. Comments/Explanation: ___________________________ _______________________ _________________________ _____________ (Evaluator name) (Evaluator signature) (Date)


A Battle of Deviance: Session 4

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 4 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: Alan, you're a retired police officer?

ALAN: That's right.

FEMALE SPEAKER: You've mentioned to the group several times that you encountered sex offenders in your career, that you're familiar with some of their behaviors.

ALAN: Right again.

FEMALE SPEAKER: But when you talk about your relationship with Julie, who was 16, you seem to let yourself off the hook for your own behavior.

ALAN: What do you mean?

FEMALE SPEAKER: You know what grooming is, right?

ALAN: Yeah.

JEFFREY: I don't. What's that?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Alan, why don't you tell Jeffrey?

ALAN: Grooming is what they call it when an adult builds trust with a child so they can manipulate them into a sexual relationship. It's a kind of seduction with money, gifts, an emotional connection. I didn't groom Julie, if that's what you're saying.

FEMALE SPEAKER: You're not on trial, here, Alan. I'm just asking some questions for you and the group to consider.

ALAN: I said I didn't groom her. We loved each other.

MALE SPEAKER: But you did buy her things, right? I remember you said you took her out to eat once a week?

ALAN: So what?

MALE SPEAKER: Nothing. Just saying that's nice. You buy her anything else?

ALAN: Sometimes.

MALE SPEAKER: Like what?

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ALAN: What Is this, 20 questions? I've got nothing to hide.

MALE SPEAKER: So, if you've got nothing to hide, like, what else did you buy her?

ALAN: I bought tickets for a band she likes. I took her and her girlfriend to the show.

FEMALE SPEAKER: You also said that the two of you really hit it off. What did that mean?

ALAN: She told me that her family and friends didn't understand her.

FEMALE SPEAKER: But you understood her?

ALAN: Yes.

FEMALE SPEAKER: How did you tell her that? How did you let her know?

ALAN: I encouraged her. I had a lot of free time. So I started driving her to school some days. I'd tell her how smart she was, so mature for her age. She had a great future. But she didn't believe in herself.

MALE SPEAKER: I bet you also told her she's pretty.

ALAN: So, what if I did?

MALE SPEAKER: Man, you were grooming her, all right. Big daddy saying and doing all that for a little 16-year-old. I bet you made her feel like a million bucks.

ALAN: I said it wasn't like that. I'm telling you I put a lot of creeps in jail for what you're talking about, but I'm no creep. Got that? It wasn't rape. No. Julie and I were in love.

FEMALE SPEAKER: But, the thing about grooming, Alan, is that, very often, the person who's doing it doesn't see it as intentional at all. The behavior occurs without the offender even knowing it.

ALAN: I hear what you're saying. But I was just mentoring her. That's all it was.

MALE SPEAKER: Yeah, you mentored her right into bed.

ALAN: She's the one who wanted to. Sex wasn't my idea. She insisted.

MALE SPEAKER: I bet she did

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ALAN: Doc, I swear. I was looking out for her. She needed me to protect her. I was the only one. The only one.

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  • FOOTAGE: ACFG3A-019_Fixed (WS-Therapist) TC: 16:28:12:14
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A Battle of Deviance: Session 5

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 5 Program Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING]

FEMALE SPEAKER: I guess today they call it a religious cult, a commune or something, but I didn't do anything about it. I thought everyone live that way. It was my family.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Did you go to a regular school?

FEMALE SPEAKER: No, I was home-schooled along with all the other kids. We weren't allowed to go outside the commune without permission, and they never gave it anyway.


FEMALE SPEAKER: The men. They were in charge. They took care of everything. We did whatever they told us.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Is that where the abuse started?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes. Of course, we didn't think about it like that. It wasn't abuse. It's just what it was.

FEMALE SPEAKER: What kind of abuse was it?

FEMALE SPEAKER: We got beaten a lot when we did something wrong or maybe to keep us from doing something wrong before we actually did it. And the abuse was sexual too. Again, I thought it was just normal.

FEMALE SPEAKER: And then things changed when they made me get married. His name was Bert. I think he was about 30, 40 years older than me. He beat me on our wedding night when he found out I wasn't a virgin.

FEMALE SPEAKER: How old were you when you married him?

FEMALE SPEAKER: 13. He took me away from the family, but the way he treated me it was still like being in the commune.

FEMALE SPEAKER: You mean the abuse?

FEMALE SPEAKER: He was the boss of everything. I got pregnant, but I guess he got tired of me, because we didn't stay together. We got divorced after I had my little boy. That's when I met Randy.

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FEMALE SPEAKER: It's OK. Take your time. Would you like a tissue?

FEMALE SPEAKER: I married Randy and that was hard. It was like everything that was wrong in my life was happening all over again. He beat me, made me do things, said I was a slave and I better go along with it or it get bad for me.

FEMALE SPEAKER: What did he make you do, Sally?

FEMALE SPEAKER: He was into S&M. And I had to do whatever he wanted or he'd hurt me real bad.

FEMALE SPEAKER: And then you were arrested. Want to talk about how that happened?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Sure. Randy he could never get enough, you know, sexually. He was always wanting to try new things. And I had to go along whether I wanted to or not.

FEMALE SPEAKER: This one time he made me get into bed with my son. I think it was right around his 10th birthday. He made my son and I have sex while Randy watched. It was oral at first, and then it was everything.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Was this just the one time?

FEMALE SPEAKER: No. It happened a lot after that a couple of times a week. And Randy he started recording it with his camera and he'd watch the movies at night and whatever I said I wanted to stop, he threatened to show them to the cops if I ever told anyone what we were doing. It said I'd go to jail and my son will be taken away from me.

I was so confused. I don't know how things got so bad. I just wanted to die.

I would have killed myself, but I was too afraid, you know. I thought if I died, then Randy would have control over my boy. I couldn't let that happen. I guess getting arrested was a good thing, because it turned out to be the only way to get away from Randy.

FEMALE SPEAKER: What happened?

FEMALE SPEAKER: I don't know exactly. Someone must of heard or reported something, because the police showed up at her place one day. The next thing I know, the cops found the movies and everything that Randy was threatening came true.

I got arrested for child pornography and abuse of a minor, they said. And my son got taken from me. Damn Randy. He's to blame for all of this.

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FEMALE SPEAKER: What about you, Sally? Do you feel any responsibility?

FEMALE SPEAKER: For what? Randy is the one who did it all to me and to my son. We are the victims here, and I'm the one who got arrested. Where's the justice in that? Where?


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A Battle of Deviance: Session 3

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 3 Program Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING]

MALE SPEAKER: I don't want to be here. I just don't want to be here. I can see–

MALE SPEAKER: Nothing changes.

JOHN: Dr. Chandler?

DR. CHANDLER: Yes, John?

JOHN: There is something I'd like us to talk about today.

DR. CHANDLER: Sure, what is it?

JOHN: It's about having to be on the sex offender registry. I know Michael can relate since we're both on it. It's– it's a real problem.


JOHN: I understand why it's the law that I have to be on it, but it's making it impossible for me to try to live a normal life. I mean, how do you explain to anybody that you're on it? When you tell anyone, they treat you like you've got the plague and you can't keep it a secret. They tell everybody who you are and what you did.

MICHAEL: I totally agree. Ever since I had to register, it's like I've been suffocating. People want nothing to do with you. I can't go anywhere I used to. I can't even walk my two dogs in the park. It's– it's like I've got sex offender tattooed in big red letters across my forehead.

DR. CHANDLER: Yes, Alan?

ALAN: They only have themselves to blame. It's to protect the children.

JOHN: I understand that, but I've still got a life to live, you know? My sister wanted me to move in with her after I got out of prison, but the registry wouldn't let me, because it's too close to a grade school.

MICHAEL: He's right and you can't move into any neighborhood without having to report it to the registry, and then they have to tell all your neighbors. You feel like you're being watched and hated all the time. Who can live like that?

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DR. CHANDLER: So you're saying you understand that the registry is there to protect society, but that it's also taking away your civil rights?

JOHN: Exactly. Every day I'm working to prove that I'm not dangerous to anyone, but how can I do that when I'm constantly reminded that I don't deserve to live like anyone else?

MICHAEL: It's like it doesn't matter how hard we try, we'll always be treated like we're dangerous.

DR. CHANDLER: Where are you living now John, since you couldn't move in with your sister?

JOHN: Nowhere. The job at the animal shelter doesn't pay much, so I got a tent and I kind of move around and live wherever I won't bother anyone.

DR. CHANDLER: You're homeless then?

JOHN: Yes. I still have to report to the police every two weeks where I'm pitching my tent.

DR. CHANDLER: How about you Michael?

MICHAEL: At least I've still got my own home, but ever since I got out of prison, the sex offender registry makes it like I'm still walking around in my own private jail cell. How's that justice? I served my time. They've given me a sentence that feels like forever.


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A Battle of Deviance: Session 2

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 2 Program Transcript [INDISTINCT VOICES]

FEMALE SPEAKER: I want to go back to something that Jeffrey said at our last meeting. We were talking about pornography. And Jeffrey, you said you use pornography often.

JEFFREY: Yeah. So what?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, the question I want to ask the group is whether you think the use of pornography contributes to any of the illegal behavior that's gotten you in trouble.

JEFFREY: All of my friends do it. Besides, if it's so bad, why is it so easily available? How about that?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Drugs are available, too, but that doesn't make it OK to do them, does it?

JEFFREY: Whatever. I don't think porn's got anything to do with me getting arrested.

ALAN: What do you do when you watch that stuff?

JEFFREY: None of your business.

ALAN: You masturbate, right? Yeah, and you get arrested for masturbating in public. You don't see a connection? They call it acting out.

JEFFREY: What are you, some kind of expert?

ALAN: I told you, I used to be a cop. I've seen and heard it all.

JEFFREY: Want to see my fist in your face?

FEMALE SPEAKER: OK, let's calm down. No one makes any threats here or I'll ask you to leave. John, you look like you have something to say.

JOHN: Yes. I want to ask Jeffrey. Do you have any girlfriends? Do you date at all?

JEFFREY: Not much. I could, but I'm always too busy. Why do you care?

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JOHN: I'm just wondering if you using pornography might have something to do with that. I mean, maybe it could make it more difficult to have relationships, intimate ones.

FEMALE SPEAKER: I think that's a valid insight, John, worth considering.

JEFFREY: I think it's a joke.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Maybe not. Think about this. Say you're home watching pornography. Maybe you do it for an hour, maybe even a couple hours. That's time stolen from other things you could be doing.

JOHN: Like working, having a girlfriend.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Exactly. And there's research that shows that over time, pornography can even interfere with your ability to be sexually aroused without it. Have you ever experienced anything like that, Jeffrey?

JEFFREY: I don't have any idea what you're talking about.

MICHAEL: Leave the kid alone.

ALAN: You would be the one to defend him, the man with child porn on his computer.

MICHAEL: I'm not proud of it. But I agree with Jeffrey that everybody looks at it. Besides, once you start it's hard to stop, like smoking cigarettes.

FEMALE SPEAKER: The police said they found a lot of child pornography images on your computer, Michael. Why was it hard for you to stop?

MICHAEL: I really don't know. I used to ask myself that all the time. I just kept looking for different and more exciting images. It was never ending.

ALAN: And what did you do when you looked at the pictures?

MICHAEL: I just looked. Why am I being treated like a criminal about this? I didn't hurt the kids in those pictures.

ALAN: You masturbated, didn't you? Like Jeffrey here. That's how it works. I arrested a lot of guys like you over the years. And you may not have hurt the kids in those pictures directly, but guys like you are the reason they're exploited. You don't think that's hurting them? You deserve to be locked up for good.

FEMALE SPEAKER: That's enough, Alan. That kind of aggression isn't OK here.

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MICHAEL: OK. OK. It's true. Is that what you all want to hear? I looked at the pictures and I masturbated, and I couldn't get enough of it. It made me want to keep finding new pictures and do it more and more. It was the only kind of sex I ever wanted.

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 1

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A Battle of Deviance: Session 1 Program Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING]


DR. CHANDLER: OK, let's get started. Let's go around the room and introduce ourselves. I'm Dr. Chandler.

JEFFREY: I'm Jeffrey.

MICHAEL: Hi, I'm Michael.

JOHN: I'm John.

ALAN: And I'm Alan.

DR. CHANDLER: Good, welcome everybody. What I'd like to do today is have each of you talk a bit about your stories. What brings you here, the reason you were ordered to attend this group session? Jeffrey, why don't you go first?

JEFFREY: Really?

DR. CHANDLER: Go on, give it a try. You're 18, the youngest here. Tell the others why you were arrested.

JEFFREY: I didn't do anything wrong.

DR. CHANDLER: Yes, Michael, you have a question?

MICHAEL: Yes, for Jeffery. But you were arrested and convicted, what for?

JEFFREY: It was all lies. In court, all that evidence, they said I touched my half sister and my half cousin. What the hell do they know? They're just kids, only six and seven. Kids make stuff up. They should have been whipped for lying like that, beat good. I didn't do nothing to them.

MICHAEL: You're angry.

JEFFREY: You're damn right and mind your own business.

DR. CHANDLER: OK, Jeffrey settle down. Your aggression has gotten you into other trouble, hasn't it? Tell us about that.

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JEFFREY: Yeah, I got kicked out of my high school, because I was always getting into fights. Now, they put me in some special school, you know, for bad kids. That's me, I guess, but I won every one of them fights and they had it coming.

DR. CHANDLER: Why do you say that?

JEFFREY: You know why. You read my file.

DR. CHANDLER: Tell the group.

JEFFREY: More lies, kids we're talking about things they heard happened at my home. I had to shut them up.

DR. CHANDLER: What were they saying?

JEFFREY: My mom– my mom, she told people I was exposing myself at home. She told me to stop and I went and started doing it outside the apartment, masturbating. I mean, that's what she said. Like I would do that.

DR. CHANDLER: There must have been other reports of you exposing yourself and masturbating, not just at home. What about that?

JEFFREY: What about it? Like it's any of your business.

DR. CHANDLER: Who lives at home with you Jeffrey?

JEFFREY: My mom, my stepfather, half brother, half sister.

DR. CHANDLER: What about your dad? Do you have any contact with him?

JEFFREY: I want to, but no. My mom, she won't let me.

DR. CHANDLER: Michael, what about you? Tell us what brought you here.

MICHAEL: What brings me here, the best intentions I'm afraid. I wanted to help a young man who was having a hard time and certain allegations were made against me that were completely false and they proved to be quite damaging. My reputation has been smeared.

DR. CHANDLER: And this young man, he was actually a 13-year-old boy, right?

MICHAEL: Yes, I met him through an organization I volunteer for. I was assigned to him as his mentor. He's a fine young man. I haven't seen him since I got arrested.

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DR. CHANDLER: Tell us about that.

MICHAEL: He didn't have a father figure in his life. Neither did I growing up and I thought I could help him deal with that. We got to be quite close. He needed me and I well, I suppose I needed him too. We shared a very close and special connection. I never intended for anything inappropriate to happen. The police said I'd been leading him, befriending him. They said I was doing it all for the purpose of grooming him for sex later on, but it wasn't that way at all, I swear. I don't care about those kinds of things.

DR. CHANDLER: What things?

MICHAEL: The things they said about me in court, what they found on my computer.

DR. CHANDLER: Tell the group about that.

MICHAEL: After they arrested me, they came to my home and found some things on my computer, pictures of children, pornography.

JEFFREY: Some, I bet.

MICHAEL: I don't care what you think Jeffrey. I swear, I didn't realize how many pictures there were. I had a lot. I guess I just– I just like thinking about them, the boys.

DR. CHANDLER: How do you think about them Michael? Do you fantasize about them sexually? Is that what you mean?

MICHAEL: No, absolutely not. I'm not like that. I don't know.

DR. CHANDLER: How were things for you growing up, Michael? Did anything like this ever happen to you when you were a boy?

MICHAEL: No, I don't want to think about all that. Things are so hard for me right now. Thank god I've still got a job. I'm an account manager and my boss kept me on, even after I got arrested. I had to register as a sex offender. You have no idea what that means. I live with my mom. I've always lived with her and she's so ashamed. Everyone knows about me. I can't volunteer any more. They won't let me. I'm not even allowed to go for a walk in the park with my dogs, swim in a public pool. It's like I've got the plague and I did nothing wrong, really. It wasn't dirty, what I did. I love that boy.

JOHN: Can I go next doc?

DR. CHANDLER: Sure John, go ahead.

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JOHN: I guess I should tell you all something about myself. I grew up in a pretty normal family, middle class, went to college, got a masters in counseling, and started working with men and women dealing with substance abuse. I had a very successful practice.

DR. CHANDLER: John, before you get into all that, can you say a bit more about what it was like for you growing up? How would you describe yourself as a boy?

JOHN: Well, I guess some would have called me a nerd. I was pretty awkward, a bit overweight, but I was also quite smart and the other kids were obviously jealous of me.

DR. CHANDLER: How was your relationship with your father?

JOHN: Ah, the old man. Well, he really wanted me to have girlfriends so he made sure I always looked good, had the best clothes. I'll give him that, but I had a lot of trouble with the whole dating thing and he never forgave me for that. Truth was I liked boys more than girls, but my father would have killed himself before accepting that bit of news so I just kept that part of me secret.

DR. CHANDLER: Did you have any relationships when you were a teen with either a boy or a girl?

JOHN: No, I just hid from that part of my life, like I was afraid of it or something. I didn't have an intimate relationship with anyone until I was in my mid-30s.

JEFFREY: You missed the boat man. How did you keep from going crazy?

JOHN: I don't know. I guess I tried not thinking about it. I focused on school, and then on my job. As I said, I was exceptional in that regard.

MICHAEL: So what are you doing here? You must have gotten in some kind of trouble.

DR. CHANDLER: Tell us about that, John.

JOHN: There were these two boys, they were both 13 and they lived down the block from me and we– we started hanging out together and this one day we were in the park and I don't know. One of the boys and I, we just started making out right there on the bench, like we were kids, and then I got arrested. I told the cops all about it.

DR. CHANDLER: All about what?

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JOHN: The boys and I, that kissing in the park

Law / Criminal

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