Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-6863
Endrass, J; Urbaniok, F; Held, L; Vetter, S; Rossegger, A (2009). Accuracy of the static-99 in predicting recidivism in Switzerland. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 53(4):482-490.
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The Static-99 is a widely used actuarial risk assessment instrument. Various international validation studies have found satisfactory to good predictive validity for the Static-99, with the area under the curve (AUC) between 59% and 95%. This study is the first evaluation of the predictive accuracy of the Static-99 among sex offenders in Switzerland. The Static-99 scores of 69 violent/sex offenders in Switzerland were assessed using data from their psychiatric assessments. Recidivism was operationalized as reconviction assessed from penal records. The Static-99 risk levels were predictive for recidivism (AUC = .758) among our population. The results are discussed on the basis of the literature.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine|
04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Date:||11 August 2009|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2009 13:45|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 15:43|
|WoS Citation Count:||8|
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