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Christopher T. Lowenkamp

  • Changing Probation Officer Attitudes: Training Experience, Motivation, and Knowledge

    The impact of evidence-based training on the level of probation officers’ (POs) knowledge of “what works” in effective interventions and also on th

  • Assessing Pretrial Risk without a Defendant Interview

    "Although the use of pretrial risk assessments has increased in recent years, the proportion of jurisdictions employing these instruments remains l

  • The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention

    "The release-and-detention decision takes into account a number of different concerns, including protecting the community, the need for defendants

  • Investigating the Impact of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing Outcomes

    "Each time a person is arrested and accused of a crime, a decision must be made as to whether the accused person, known as the defendant, will be d

  • Exploring the Impact of Supervision on Pretrial Outcomes

    "The current study seeks to investigate the effect of pretrial supervision on the likelihood of failure to appear (FTA) and new criminal activity (

  • Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessment

    "The purpose of this document is to provide Drug Court staff with a concise and current overview of important issues relating to offender risk asse

  • Risk, Race, & Recidivism: Predictive Bias and Disparate Impact

    One way to unwind mass incarceration without compromising public safety is to use risk assessment instruments in sentencing and corrections.