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Lowenkamp, Christopher T.

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

This study examines the relationships among race, risk assessment (the Post Conviction Risk Assessment [PCRA]), and future arrest.

Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessment

This document provides Drug Court staff with an overview of important issues on offender risk assessment and recommended risk instruments.

Exploring the Impact of Supervision on Pretrial Outcomes

This study investigates the effect of pretrial supervision on failure to appear (FTA) and new criminal activity (NCA) before case disposition.

Investigating the Impact of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing Outcomes

This study conducted in a Kentucky jail uses eight research questions to examine the relationship between pretrial detention and sentencing.

Assessing Pretrial Risk without a Defendant Interview

This assessment looks at an effective non-interview-based risk assessment, the Kentucky Pretrial Risk Assessment (KPRA).

The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention

This study investigates the impact of pretrial detention on pretrial outcomes and post-disposition recidivism.

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 the POs’ attitudes about providing better service are examined.

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