Assessing risk of recidivism among juvenile offenders: the development and validation of the recidivism risk instrument.

@article{Williams2014AssessingRO,
  title={Assessing risk of recidivism among juvenile offenders: the development and validation of the recidivism risk instrument.},
  author={Lela Rankin Williams and Craig Winston Lecroy and John P. Vivian},
  journal={Journal of evidence-based social work},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          318-27
        }
}
A recidivism risk instrument was developed and validated on a sample of juvenile offenders (N = 1,987) based on the need to classify juveniles by their likelihood of re-offense. Female recidivism (R(2) = 27%) was predicted by younger age at first expulsion from school, history of parent incarceration, gang involvement, felony class offense, and firearm use. Male recidivism (R(2) = 12%) was predicted by younger age at first adjudication, referrals, school suspensions, history of maternal… CONTINUE READING
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