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Risk-Needs Assessment 101: Science Reveals New Tools to Manage Offenders
Over the past few decades, experts have developed and refined risk/needs instruments to measure the likelihood of an individual returning to crime, violence or drug use. These tools can help officials to better identify offenders at a high risk of reoffending, while also pinpointing the types of supervision and services that are most likely to prevent future criminal behavior and slow the revolving door of America’s prisons.
September 2011 | Public Safety Performance Project | Full Report (PDF)
Prison Population Community Supervision Probation & Parole Fiscal Impact Sentencing & Courts
Adam Gelb, director, Public Safety Performance ProjectRichard Jerome, project manager, Public Safety Performance ProjectJake Horowitz, project manager, Public Safety Performance Project
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