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Introducing Psychosexual Evaluation in Michigan Courts


Psychosexual Evaluation in the State of Michigan is a requirement for sex crimes in the State of Michigan. In this article, let us look at the importance of passing a psychosexual evaluation in Michigan. 

Previously, we have discussed who is required to register in the Michigan Sexual Registry. In this article, let us look at how a Psychosexual Evaluation is introduced in courts in the State of Michigan.

Forms of Psychosexual Evaluation

The forms of Psychosexual Evaluation come in different names. In one case in Michigan, the Abel-screening was cited by the Supreme Court. It provided the following: 

The Abel Assessment is a psychological test designed to provide an objective measure of the client’s sexual interests and subjective information about the client’s sexual arousal patterns and sexual history. The Abel assessment covers the following four areas:

• Objective measures taken beyond the client’s awareness of sexual interest in slides depicting children, adolescents, and adults, and sadomasochism toward adults.

• The client rates his subjective sexual arousal to the same slides depicting children, adolescents, and adults, and sadomasochism toward adults.

• A questionnaire in which the client addresses topics specifically designed for the evaluation of possible and known sex offenders.

• When applicable, probability values are reported which indicate that a client’s responses match a set of characteristics of known sex offenders.

In re A.J.H., No. M2005-00174-COA-R3-PT, (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2005)

The same Supreme Court decision cited the limitations of the Abel Screening:

It is important to note that the information from the Abel Assessment should not be interpreted as indicators of guilt or innocence regarding any specific sexual act. Evaluations of sexual interest and sexual arousal are designed to determine treatment needs and the client’s risk level. The information from this assessment should be used in conjunction with other tools commonly utilized in the evaluation of sexually deviant behaviors.

In re A.J.H., No. M2005-00174-COA-R3-PT, (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2005)

In the coming articles, we will discuss other aspects of Psychosexual evaluation in Michigan.

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