Dissertation Defense Announcement

College of Education announces the Final Dissertation Defense of

Rickey Bates

for the Degree of Doctor of Education

June 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM Ball Hall, Room 103

Advisor: Douglas Strohmer

Assessment of psychometric and empirical differences between the population of male general inmates and the population of male inmate hso's (history of sex offense) within a sample of us.

ABSTRACT: As the assessment and treatment of males with a history of sex offense has intensified the focus on dynamic risk factors and treatment change, the need for instruments that can be translated into use within evidence-based practices is called for. The purpose of this study was to determine if it was possible to identify dynamic factors that are characteristic of males with a history of sex offense using an existing instrument developed for and normed on a wide geographic U.S. prison sample, which could potentially be used to inform individual/group treatment and maintenance strategies pre/post release from prison. Differences between the general inmate population males and male inmates with a history of sex offense were found, along with an empirical scale consisting of questions that were answered significantly different by the two populations. The results of the study support the use of the instrument in this population. Keywords: Dynamic variables, assessment, male HSO, empirical, EPS-C