In Phase One the participants were asked to respond to nine open-ended questions relating to the evaluation and report components of the pre-sentence FMHA. Appendix 1: List of Questions Asked of the Participants Q1: What do you understand to be the purpose of a psychological pre-sentence report?
I was registered as a psychologist in Victoria and also had specialist registration as a forensic psychologist. In summary, the omission of sex offences perpetrated by juveniles from victim surveys contributes to obscuring its prevalence in Australia. Marshall, Fernandez, Y.
There is considerable room for the development of evidence-based treatments for juveniles who have committed a sexual offense. Paul has been accredited sincewith reaccreditation given in Such novel interventions could be ethically attempted as a test of such novel explanations but only in the context of a rigorous outcome evaluation.
Brenda Frye earned a B. This article is from Volume 5, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Nevertheless, sufficient evidence exists to show that greatest priority in clinical assessment should be given to comprehensive information on issue related to forensic assessment of juvenile sex offenders in Melbourne age, sex, and relationship to all victims; substance abuse; access to potential victims; deviant sexual preferences; and various measures indicative of life-course-persistent antisociality especially the Hare PCL-R.
Or log in to access your purchased courses. Compared to what we now know about adults who have committed sexual offenses, what we know about juveniles pales in comparison.
Becker, J. According to Hoge"the assessment process is critical to the quality of decisions made about the youth, many juvenile justice systems depend on badly flawed assessment processes. The best strategy is to examine interventions that target personal and circumstantial characteristics empirically related to commission of sex offenses or to recidivism among sex offenders.
Blokland and P. August, These decision points would then need to be mapped to the evidence that drives or supports the requirement for the decision to be made at each point. Kemp Eds.