Flashcards in Question 4 Deck (11)
Ensure that offenders are treated differentially within a system to insure safety and treatment appropriateness
Fit the characteristics and needs of the particular organization and agency such as pretrial, probation, parole, etc.
Be reliable and valid in correctional predictions
Be easy to use, short, and simple
Predict across classification groups such as gender, race, offense type, etc.
Include risk factors that are amenable to change and allow for the measurement of change (improvement or rehabilitation) in the offender for reclass
Achieve the purposes of offender classification and meet the goals of the agency
Be practical and easy to implement in the field
Produce just outcomes where offender placement and service provisions are based on offender differences and yield consistent outcomes
Effective classification and assessment is sensitive to the differences of offenders