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SVR-20 V2

Sexual Violence Risk–20, Version 2

Douglas R. Boer, PhD, Stephen D. Hart, PhD, P. Randall Kropp, PhD, and Christopher D. Webster, PhD

Identifies risk factors for sexual violence
Paper and pencil
Age range:
18 years to 65 years
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

The SVR-20, V2 is an updated 20-item checklist of risk factors for sexual violence that were identified by a review of the literature on sex offenders.

Features and benefits

  • Based on the success of the original version, the SVR-20, V2 specifies which risk factors should be assessed and how the risk assessment should be conducted.
  • Featuring an updated list of risk factors, the SVR-20, V2 remains empirically related to future sexual violence and is useful in making decisions about the management of sex offenders, is nondiscriminatory, and is comprehensive without being redundant.
  • Appropriate for use in cases in which an individual has committed, or is alleged to have committed, an act of sexual violence, including pretrial release decisions, presentence assistance to judges, development of treatment programs at correctional intake, prior to discharge to assist in postrelease management, custody/access assessment, determination of need for a community warning, quality assurance or critical incident reviews, and education and training.