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Article written by Hanson

Though visually, the article by Hanson finds itself at a critical angle as a result of a number of pitfalls that the writer apparently overlooked. And a keen observer could easily realize that unless he addresses these issues, the article may proof almost obscure and incomprehensible especially to a layman in respect to the field of forensic psychology.
At the very top among the things that have been overlooked is whether or not people possibly understand the central eight criminogenic factors that are referred to in the text (Hanson, Babchishin, Helmus, Thornton, & Phenix, 2017). Actually, it turns out that the word ‘criminogenic’ is a word that has been coined and which possibly is only known to the writer of the article. As such even the factors discussed therein are possibly not anywhere in the field of psychology and therefore renders the article a creation of the writer’s thoughts.
However, assuming the article is not an amateur’s creation, it is sad to note once again that the writer assumes everyone understands the field of forensic psychology, hence his approach easily found to be myopic(Hanson et al., 2017). Much of the methods suggested herein are presumed to be fully understood by everyone and have therefore been merely mentioned without giving deeper insight and elaborations on exactly what research was done and what findings were made. No procedure, parameters or conclusions have been stated as they could be expected of an article that seeks to communicate to everyone, including laymen.
The writer attempts to justify the article by arguing that it is sensible by concluding that it only considers prospective studies only and not retrospective ones(Hanson et al., 2017). This is myopic again since, a glance at prospective studies alone cannot be sufficient to justify works to be strong, but a combination and critical look at retrospective study too add to the credibility of a research.
Hanson, R. K., Babchishin, K. M., Helmus, L. M., Thornton, D., & Phenix, A. (2017). Communicating the results of criterion referenced prediction measures: Risk categories for the Static-99R and Static-2002R sexual offender risk assessment tools. Psychological Assessment, 29(5), 582.



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