The Risk Principle in Action: What Have We Learned From 13,676 Offenders and 97 Correctional Programs?

  title={The Risk Principle in Action: What Have We Learned From 13,676 Offenders and 97 Correctional Programs?},
  author={Christopher T. Lowenkamp and Edward J. Latessa and Alexander M. Holsinger},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  pages={77 - 93}
Over the recent past there have been several meta-analyses and primary studies that support the importance of the risk principle. Oftentimes these studies, particularly the meta-analyses, are limited in their ability to assess how the actual implementation of the risk principle by correctional agencies affects effectiveness in reducing recidivism. Furthermore, primary studies are typically limited to the assessment of one or two programs, which again limits the types of analyses conducted. This… 

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