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State of the Science of Pretrial Risk Assessment

Accession Number: 024954
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Document

“This publication is designed for a wide-ranging audience of criminal justice stakeholders who have questions about pretrial risk assessment and its value to the pretrial justice process” (p.3). Sections of this report are: introduction; setting the stage; critical issues related to pretrial release, detention, and risk assessment; challenges to implementing evidence-based risk assessment and threats to reliable administration; methodological challenges associated with prediction of risk; where to go next—recommendations for research and practice; and conclusion.

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Publication Year: 
2011
Length: 
42 pages
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Sponsor(s): 
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC)