The Empirical Status of the Level of Service Inventory1 by ProQuest


Instead, criminal justice officials have the daunting task of identifying the risks and needs of every individual offender in order to determine the appropriate case management plan that will both protect the general public and effectively treat offenders so that they will not recidivate when released from criminal justice supervision. The 54 items on the assessment are scored as either Yes or No or on a scale of 0 to 3.\n Offender classification instruments are commonly used by correctional agencies to separate offenders into groups based on offender risk level in order to adjust the intensity or duration of treatment accordingly.

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