The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire

Wagdy Loza, Kingston Penitentiary

During this presentation the focus would be on presenting data about the reliability and validity of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ; Loza, 1996). This tool is the first self-report questionnaire, which was designed specifically for the prediction of recidivism. Also presented would be data about the SAQ's usefulness in predicting institutional adjustment, helping staff with program assignment, and its use with mentally ill forensic patients. At the end of this presentation, data would be presented to refute the common belief that offenders deceit and lie on self-report measures predicting recidivism.

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