Criminal Justice Section  


Criminal Justice Magazine
Summer 2001
Volume 16, Issue 2


Following is a sampling of various risk factors found in the most commonly used risk assessment instruments:

VRAG, 14 total, including:
o elementary school maladjustment
o meets criteria for schizophrenia
o alcohol abuse history
o lived with parents to age 16

STATIC-99, 10 total, including:
o offender is single
o prior nonsexual violence
o unrelated victim
o male victim

MnSOST-R, 21 total, including:
o under supervision at time of offense
o discipline history while incarcerated
o chemical dependency treatment
o sex offender treatment

RRASOR, 4 total:
o prior sex offenses
o age at time of assessment
o victim gender
o nonrelated victim

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