The use of an objective classification system (OCS) is described. This guide explains: classification analysis in general; designing a classification system; benefits of implementing a classification system; potential drawbacks of objective classification; some additional considerations; identifying individuals with substance abuse/dependence issues; and balancing objectivity and practicality.
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Project Guide: Objective Classification Analysis
Accession Number: 020750
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC)
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC)