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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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FONSECA, Matheus de Costa Farage; SETUBAL, Cássio Bravin  and  COSTA, Liana Fortunato. Adult sexual offender: an exploratory study on recidivism risk assessment. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.12, n.2, pp. 389-409. ISSN 1983-8220.

This paper describes a qualitative research developed in the context of a group psychosocial program to adult sexual offenders. An exploratory study on recidivism risk assessment of violent offenses was made through the administration of an actuarial instrument, in addition to an interview instrument. The research method was the document analysis. The instrument SVR-2.0 is a checklist consisting of 20 questions related to the risk factors of sexual violence or its recurrence. It is filled by the professionals responsible for the adult sexual offenders' treatments. The recidivism risk assessment of violent sexual behavior in the case study was considered high. The cautions and limitations in the use of the checklist are also pointed out due to the little experience of its use in Brazil.

Keywords : Sexual offender; Recidivism; Child sexual abuse; Rape.

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