Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
As research concerning males with a history of sex offense has increased, dynamic risk factors have become a primary focus. This leads to a need for instruments that can measure these dynamic factors in the male HSO population. The purpose of this study was to determine if it was possible to identify dynamic factors that are characteristic of males with a history of sex offense using an existing instrument developed for and normed on a wide geographic U.S. prison sample. Dynamic risk factor differences between136 males in the general inmate population and 139 male inmates with a history of sex offense were found. In addition an empirical scale consisting of questions that were answered significantly different by the two populations was developed. The results of the study support the potential use of the instrument in this population to inform individual/group treatment and maintenance strategies pre/post release from prison.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Bates, Rickey Lee, "Assessment of Psychometric and Empirical Differences Between the Population of Male General Inmates and the Population of Male Inmate HSO's (History of Sex Offense) Within a Sample of U.S. Prisons" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2449.