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Understanding Colorado’s Sex Offender Risk Scales – Sex Offender Evaluations

What follows is a reprint of an Article Published by the Colorado Division of Criminal Interest – Knowledge is Power.

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Sex Offender Risk Assessment Scale

INSTANT CRIME:

CURRENT SCORES ON SOMB Dynamic Indicators Checklist:

1. The offender has one or more juvenile felony convictions or adjudications. (Data Sources: Official records, PSIR, self-report obtained during the Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

2. The offender has one or more prior adult felony convictions.  (Data Sources: Official records, PSIR, self-report obtained during the Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

3. The offender failed first or second grade. (Data Sources: Education Records, PSIR, self-report obtained during the Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

4. The offender was not employed full time at the time of arrest.(Data Sources: PSIR, self-report obtained during the Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

5. The victim was intoxicated when the crime was committed.(Data Sources: Victim Statement, PSIR, Police Report, self-report obtained during the Sex Offense SpecificMental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

6. The offender reports he was NOT sexually aroused during the current crime. (Data Sources: Self-report, Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation.)

7. The offender possessed a weapon during the current crime.(Data Sources: Victim Statement, PSIR, Police Report, Mental Health Evaluation.)

8. The offender scored 20 or above on the CO-SOMB Denial Scale.

9. The offender scored 20 or above on the CO-SOMB Deviancy Scale.

10. The offender scored less than 20 on the CO-SOMB Motivation Scale. (Data Source for 8,9,10: Sex Offense Specific Mental Health Evaluation required by the SOMB Standards.)

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