ASC Division on Corrections and Sentencing Handbook Volume 1: Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice, Faye S. Taxman (Editor)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Value and Importance of Risk and Need Assessment in Corrections & Sentencing: An Overview of the Handbook

Faye S. Taxman, George Mason University
Amy Dezember, George Mason University

History of RNA

Chapter 2: Risk and Needs Assessment in Probation and Parole: The Persistent Gap Between Promise and Practice

William D. Burrell

Chapter 3: The Research Director Perspective on the Design, Implementation, and Impact of Risk Assessment and Offender Classification Systems in USA Prisons: A National Survey

James Byrne, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Amy Dezember, George Mason University

Methodological Issues in Creating and Validating RNA

Chapter 4: Static Risk Factors and Criminal Recidivism

Robert Brame, University of South Carolina

Chapter 5: Accuracy of Risk Assessment in Corrections Population Management: Where’s the Value Added?

James Hess, University of California, Irvine
Susan Turner, University of California, Irvine

Chapter 6: Improving the Performance of Risk Assessments: A Case Study on the Prediction of Sexual Offending among Juvenile Offenders

KiDeuk Kim, The Urban Institute
Grant Duwe, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chapter 7: Using Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Improve the Accuracy and Performance of Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments: The Florida Case Study

Ira M. Schwartz, Algorhythm
Peter York, Algorhythm
Mark Greenwald, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Ana Ramos-Hernandez, Algorhythm
Lisa Feeley, ICF International

Chapter 8: An Alternative Scientific Paradigm for Criminological Risk Assessment: Closed or Open Systems, or Both?

Tim Brennan, Northpointe, Inc.

Dynamic Risk Factors and Responsivity Toward Different Populations

Chapter 9: Risk, Need, and Responsivity in a Criminal Lifestyle

Glenn D. Walters, Kutztown University

Chapter 10: Gender-Responsive Risk and Need Assessment: Implications for the Treatment of Justice-Involved Women

Emily J. Salisbury, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Breanna Boppre, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bridget Kelly, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Chapter 11: Advancing Sexual Offender Risk Assessment: Standardized Risk Levels Based on Psychologically Meaningful Offender Characteristics

R. Karl Hanson, Public Safety Canada
Guy Bourgon, Public Safety Canada

Chapter 12: Incorporating Procedural Justice and Legitimacy into the RNR Model to Improve Risk-Need Assessment

Katherine Ginsburg-Kempany, Arizona State University
Kimberly A. Kaiser, Arizona State University

Chapter 13: Adoption of Risk Tools to Employment Context

Garima Siwach, University at Albany (SUNY)
Shawn D. Bushway, University at Albany (SUNY)

Chapter 14: Exploring How to Measure Criminogenic Needs: Five Instruments and No Real Answers

Brittney Via, George Mason University
Amy Dezember, George Mason University
Faye Taxman, George Mason University

RNA Implementation and Practice

Chapter 15: Customizing Criminal Justice Assessments

Zachary Hamilton, Washington State University
Elizabeth Thompson Tollefsbol, Washington State University
Michael Campagna, Washington State University
Jacqueline van Wormer, Washington State University

Chapter 16: Risk/Need Assessment Tools and the Criminal Justice Bureaucrat: Reconceptualizing the Frontline Practitioner

Joel Miller, Rutgers University
Sarah Trocchio, Rutgers University

Chapter 17: Risky Needs: Risk Entangled Needs in Probation Supervision

Danielle S. Rudes, George Mason University
Jill Viglione, University of Texas, San Antonio
Kimberly S. Meyer, George Mason University

Special Issues Regarding the Conceptualization for RNA

Chapter 18: Purpose and Context Matters: Creating a Space for Meaningful Dialogues about Risk and Need

Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto, Canadiana Gallery

Chapter 19: Human Rights and High Risk Offenders: The Right to Rehabilitation and the Right to Fairness

Mary Rogan, Dublin Institute of Technology