Provides comprehensive coverage on recidivism risk/needs assessment tools Correctional and healthcare professionals around the world utilize structured instruments referred to as risk/needs assessment tools to predict the likelihood that an offender will recidivate
By identifying offenders in need of different levels of intervention, examining causal risk factors, and individualizing case management plans, risk/needs assessment tools have proven invaluable in addressing the public health issue of recidivism
Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools brings together the developers of the most commonly-used risk/needs assessment tools to provide a comprehensive overview of their development, peer-reviewed research literature, and practical application
Such tools have been found to provide accurate and reliable evaluations and are widely used to assess, manage, and monitor offenders both institutionally as well as in the community
Systematically identifies currently-validated recidivism risk/needs assessment tools Reviews research on recidivism risk/needs assessment tools used internationally Each chapter presents sufficient detail to decide whether a given recidivism risk/needs assessment tool is right for your practice Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools is ideal for correctional, probation and parole, and behavioral health professionals.
Written by the leading professionals in the field of risk/needs assessment, the book provides chapters on Recidivism Risk Assessment in the 21st Century Performance of Recidivism Risk Assessment Instruments in Correctional Settings Correctional Offender Management Profiles for Alternative Sanctions COMPAS the Federal Post-Conviction Risk Assessment Instrument the Inventory of Offender Risks, Needs, and Strengths IORNS the Level of Service LS Instruments the Ohio Risk Assessment System ORAS the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire SAQ the Service Planning Instrument SPIn the Static