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TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY
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Male Sex Offenders' Risk Level, and their MMPI-2 Profile, by Elnaz Bondar

Location: Virtual (link below)

Department: Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Lead Co-Supervisor: Deepak Mathew, PhD, CCC (CPSY)

Co-Supervisor: Andrew Haag, PhD (Univeristy of Alberta)

Second Reader: Marvin McDonald, PhD (CPSY)

Third Reader: Karl Hanson, PhD (Carleton University)

Exam Chair: TBD

Abstract: Many researchers have examined personality characteristics among the heterogeneous groups of sex offenders. However, it is still impossible to reliably determine the common personality characteristics among different groups of sex offenders. The purpose of this study was to determine, through archival data, whether there are significant differences in the personality characteristics among different groups of sex offenders’ risk levels. For this study, the personality characteristics were measured using 4, 8, and 9 MMPI-2 clinical scales and risk levels were measured using the Static-99. The participants were sex offenders (N = 535) who were enrolled in the Phoenix Treatment Program in Alberta. Using MANOVA and discriminant analysis, the results indicated the clinical scales substantively and significantly differentiated among offenders’ risk levels. Specifically, it was noted that Hypomania and Psychopathy differentiated among risk levels. These findings could benefit clinicians in the management and treatment of sex offenders.

Event contact: Alethea Cook, Graduate Studies Coordinator

AUDIENCE: Please arrive early, as this event is locked once it begins.