Reply To: Deadly collateral consequences of the “non-punitive” sex offender registry

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Karl

I cited my claim directly form Karl Hanson’s Coding Rules. Verbatim, the Static-99R only valid for two years from scoring, with “risk” halving after five-years offense-free. Also, it’s common sense that the Static-99R is only a snapshot of one’s risk *upon release*. As offense-free time in the community increases, the more useless the Static-99R becomes. An informed psychiatrist and/or psychologist would agree that the Static-99R is purely *static*. The Static-99R is not a dynamic risk assessment. Hence, why the Static-99R only factors “age at release” into scoring — and *not* current age. The Static-99R is/was never designed to take current age into account. See for yourself:

http://www.static99.org/pdfdocs/static-99rcodingform.pdf