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Putting the Cart Before the Horse: The Forensic Application of the SRA-FV

As the developers of actuarial instruments such as the Static-99R acknowledge that their original norms inflated the risk of re-offense for sex offenders, a brand-new method is cropping up to preserve those inflated risk estimates in sexually violent predator civil commitment trials. The method introduces a new instrument, the “SRA-FV,” in order to bootstrap special “high-risk” norms on the Static-99R. Curious about the scientific support for this novel approach, I asked forensic psychologist and statistics expert Brian Abbott to weigh in. Full Article

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SRA-FV is valid for predicting sexual recidivism risk ?!?!?!?!

That statement alone tells anyone with a kindergarten level education that this test is utter BS, because NOBODY is capable of predicting the future and only a fool would think it possible.

Where d those Calif state employees/witch doctors say they went to school anyway?

So if the Static-99 inflated the risk of re-offense, what does that mean for those of us who it said are very unlikely to re-offend?

Once again,

They’re like a blind man in a dark basement looking for a black cat that was never there.

And these are the “professionals” that some people would have determine a registrant’s placement on the registry! These are also the professionals who will be treating registrants, and making a fine living doing so! Look at the damage the Static 99 (all incarnations) has wreaked, and so the geniuses have found a new way to keep the fear and hysteria, not to mention the MONEY, flowing.
My outrage knows no bounds!

Wish I could make a living.

Me too. At least a steady living. I’d like to see a column called “working (or not working) with 290. Maybe there are some successful strategies? On the other hand, maybe good not to post successes here. Someone listening in will introduce a law to block you from that type of employment. Maybe a private forum? Not Facebook, though.

Hi Tim;
I think that would be a great idea, I also agree that those listening in would probably go to great length to block registrants from another avenue for making a self sustaining living, again; or at the very least make sure it was common knowledge that registrants were employed by whoever would give them a job, thus threatening their bottom line and public image, making the company feel that terminating you is in their best interest.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x