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dc.contributor.authorVollm, Birgit A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T10:34:32Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T10:34:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationElliott, E. & Vollm, B. (2016). The utility of post-conviction polygraph testing among sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse, 30 (4), pp. 367-392.en
dc.identifier.other10.1177/1079063216667922
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5227
dc.description.abstractIt is often difficult to ascertain the true extent and nature of sexually deviant behavior, as much relies on self-report or historic information. The polygraph has been proposed as a useful tool in the treatment and supervision of sex offenders. The current review aims to provide a coherent, objective, and recent synthesis of evaluation studies exploring the utility of the post-conviction polygraph (PCSOT) in the treatment and management of sexual offenders. This was assessed based on offense recidivism rates and disclosure; self-reported utility was also considered. Nineteen studies were identified from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands with no randomized controlled trials identified. Overall, there was a significant increase in relevant disclosures associated with the polygraph. The impact on reoffending rates was significant for violent but not sexual offenses. A number of methodological factors introduced the potential for bias in a significant number of studies reviewed in this review.en
dc.description.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1079063216667922
dc.subjectSexual behaviouren
dc.subjectSex offensesen
dc.subjectCriminalsen
dc.subjectRecurrenceen
dc.titleThe utility of post-conviction polygraph testing among sexual offendersen
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