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Stable Dynamic Risk Factors in Child Sexual Abusers: the Incremental Predictive Power of Narcissistic Personality Traits beyond the Static-99/Stable-2007 Priority Categories on Sexual Reoffense

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Author(s): Reinhard Eher | Martin Rettenberger | Anna Matthes | Frank Schilling

Journal: Sexual Offender Treatment
ISSN 1862-2941

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 02;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Sexual offenders | pedophilia | Static-99 | Stable-2007 | mental disorders | incremental predictive validity

ABSTRACT
A group of hands on child sexual abusers were diagnosed according to DSM-IVR criteria within a routinely performed risk assessment process in the Austrian prison system. Actuarials showed moderate to good predictive accuracy, and a combination of static and stable risk factors (Static-99 and Stable-2007) significantly improved the predictive power for sexual reoffense.In addition, the clinical diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder significantly added incremental validity once the Static-99/Stable-2007 factors were accounted for. Clinical diagnoses of an exclusive pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism and a paranoid personality disorder - although linked to sexual recidivism - failed to add predictive utility beyond the Static-99/Stable-2007 priority factors.

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