Assessment of prison escape risk

@article{Shaffer1985AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of prison escape risk},
  author={C. Edward Shaffer and David Bluoin and C. Gary Pettigrew},
  journal={Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={1},
  pages={42-48}
}
The literature concerning assessment of escape probability in prison inmates appears to be somewhat contradictory: A variety of potential predicator variables have been studied with mixed results. Only four state correctional systems report using a formal risk assessment predictive procedure or instrument (Hinshaw, 1978). Traditional correctional criteria (e.g., length of sentence, violent crimes, sex crimes, etc.) have been found to be of limited, utility at best (Lane & Rans, 1982… Expand
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