The psychometric properties of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) are assessed in a sample of drug dealing offenders. Findings indicate the SAQ demonstrated adequate concurrent validity; however, the SAQ fails to predict recidivism. Furthermore, SAQ total scores exhibit high levels of reliability, yet half of the SAQ subscales exhibit substandard levels of reliability and all but one of the subscales are multidimensional. A comparative analysis reveals that two measures already commonly available to criminal agencies, age and number of prior arrests, predict recidivism more effectively than the SAQ.
- Drug offender
- Risk assessment
- Self-Appraisal Questionnaire
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine