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Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment

Theory and Practice

Edited by: Faye S. Taxman , Amy Dezember

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138927766
eBook ISBN: 9781315682327
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315682327
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Book description

The Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice covers risk assessments for individuals being considered for parole or probation. Evidence-based approaches to such decisions help take the emotion and politics out of community corrections. As the United States begins to back away from ineffective, expensive policies of mass incarceration, this handbook will provide the resources needed to help ensure both public safety and the effective rehabilitation of offenders.

The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series will publish volumes on topics ranging from violence risk assessment to specialty courts for drug users, veterans, or the mentally ill. Each thematic volume focuses on a single topical issue that intersects with corrections and sentencing research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Value and Importance of Risk and Need Assessment (RNA) in Corrections & Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Risk and Needs Assessment in Probation and Parole Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Research Director Perspective on the Design, Implementation, and Impact of Risk Assessment and Offender Classification Systems in USA Prisons Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Static Risk Factors and Criminal Recidivism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Accuracy of Risk Assessment in Corrections Population Management Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Improving the Performance of Risk Assessments,,  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Using Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Improve the Accuracy and Performance of Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments,  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  An Alternative Scientific Paradigm for Criminological Risk Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Risk, Need, and Responsivity in a Criminal Lifestyle Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gender-Responsive Risk and Need Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Advancing Sexual Offender Risk Assessment,  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Incorporating Procedural Justice and Legitimacy into the RNR Model to Improve Risk-Need Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Adaption of Risk Tools to the Employment Context Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Exploring How to Measure Criminogenic Needs Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Customizing Criminal Justice Assessments Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Risk/Need Assessment Tools and the Criminal Justice Bureaucrat Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Risky Needs Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Purpose and Context Matters Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Human Rights, Risk and Need Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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