Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice. / Storey, Jennifer; Watt, Kelly; Jackson, Karla; Hart, Stephen.

In: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 24, No. 3, 01.06.2012, p. 289-302.

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Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice. / Storey, Jennifer; Watt, Kelly; Jackson, Karla; Hart, Stephen.

In: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 24, No. 3, 01.06.2012, p. 289-302.

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Storey, J, Watt, K, Jackson, K & Hart, S 2012, 'Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice', Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 289-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063211423943

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Storey, J., Watt, K., Jackson, K., & Hart, S. (2012). Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 24(3), 289-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063211423943

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Storey J, Watt K, Jackson K, Hart S. Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. 2012 Jun 1;24(3):289-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063211423943

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Storey, Jennifer ; Watt, Kelly ; Jackson, Karla ; Hart, Stephen. / Utilization and Implications of the Static-99 in Practice. In: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 289-302.

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