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Training to see risk: Measuring the accuracy of clinical and actuarial risk assessments among federal probation officers

  title={Training to see risk: Measuring the accuracy of clinical and actuarial risk assessments among federal probation officers},
  author={James C. Oleson and Sw Van Benschoten and Charles R. Robinson and Christopher T. Lowenkamp},
THE PREDICTION OF RISK is ubiquitous in modern society (Beck, 1992). Physicians consider risk when treating patients, financiers consider risk when making investments, and psychologists consider risk when working with clients. Within the criminal justice system, predictions of risk guide discretion at all points (Gottfredson & Tonry, 1987). When police officers choose between formal citations and verbal warnings, they evaluate risk; when judges impose sentences upon defendants, they evaluate… 

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