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MnSTARR 2.0 Training

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CE Credits: 1 Credits
Length: 1 Hour
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Minnesota Screening Tool Assessing Recidivism Risk 2.0 (MnSTARR 2.0) assesses risk separately for male and female Minnesota prisoners across multiple types of recidivism. An evolution and expansion of the Minnesota Sexual Offender Screening Tool-Revised (MnSOST-R), the MnSTARR 2.0 is a fully-automated instrument that does not require any manual scoring. The automated scoring process not only eliminates inter-rater disagreement, thereby improving both reliability and predictive validity, but it also enhances the efficiency of the assessment process by significantly reducing staff time, increasing assessment capacity, and expanding the number of items on the instrument. The male and female offender versions of the MnSTARR 2.0 each contain nearly 50 items, which include both static and dynamic risk factors. In this training, the principal developer of the MnSTARR 2.0 will discuss how the instrument was developed, review research on its predictive validity and reliability, and examine how the MnSTARR scheme has saved the Minnesota Department of Corrections valuable resources while improving efficiency.
Trainer Biography
Grant Duwe, PhD is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Having received his Doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University, he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. Currently a Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, he is a member of the editorial board at Criminal Justice Policy Review. His recent research has focused on the development of recidivism risk assessment instruments, and he received the American Society of Criminology’s inaugural Practitioner Research Award for his development of the MnSTARR. Dr. Duwe’s recent research has also focused on the importance of social support in reducing recidivism, as evidenced by studies that have examined Circles of Support and Accountability for high-risk sex offenders, prison visitation, and faith-based programming.
Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  • Review the development of the MnSTARR 2.0
  • Explore research on the psychometric properties of the MnSTARR 2.0
  • View a demo of the MnSTARR 2.0 in action

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