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Ministry of Justice

Sexual offenders risk assessment tool pilot

Date: 11 March 2010

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Research on findings from the Stable and Acute risk assessment pilot used with sexual offenders in England and Wales.

by Carol McNaughton Nicholls, Meg Callanan, Robin Legard , Wojtek Tomaszewski, Susan Purdon and Stephen Webster

The National Offender Management Service piloted a new dynamic risk assessment tool (Stable and Acute) for sexual offenders managed in the community in 2008/09.

The tool was used by police and probation staff managing eligible convicted sexual offenders.

The evaluation examines how the tool was implemented in pilot areas and the benefits and limitations of the tool. It also provides recommendations for any future use of dynamic risk assessment in England and Wales.