Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice (The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series)

Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice (The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series)

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9781138927766
1138927767
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Book Description

The Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice covers risk assessments for individuals being considered for parole or probation. Evidence-based approaches to such decisions help take the emotion and politics out of community corrections. As the United States begins to back away from ineffective, expensive policies of mass incarceration, this handbook will provide the resources needed to help ensure both public safety and the effective rehabilitation of offenders.

The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series will publish volumes on topics ranging from violence risk assessment to specialty courts for drug users, veterans, or the mentally ill. Each thematic volume focuses on a single topical issue that intersects with corrections and sentencing research.