Telephone: +44 (0)1355 244966
Facilitator: Dr Randall Kropp (Canada)
Numerous instruments now exist to support the efforts of practitioners to predict the likelihood of sexual violence recidivism. Fewer instruments are available to support efforts to formulate and manage risk, and ultimately prevent sexual violence. This workshop will prepare participants to administer two structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments designed for use with sexual offenders.
The first is the Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20), a screening measure that was described in two recent meta-analyses as having the strongest association with sexual recidivism when compared to other risk assessment measures. The second instrument, the Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), is a more recent and comprehensive tool designed to assist practitioners in case management. Neither of these instruments employ actuarial or statistical methods to support decision-making about risk, but instead offer guidelines for collecting relevant information and making structured decisions. This workshop will review the content and the administration of the SVR-20 and the RSVP, and provide an overview of the range of risk management strategies for sexual violence.
Case studies will be presented to allow those attending to apply the instruments in their own work with confidence.