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NCJ Number: 221825 Find in a Library
Title: Level of Service Inventory--Revised Profiles of Violent and Nonviolent Prisoners
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:18  Issue:9  Dated:September 2003  Pages:1075-1086
Author(s): Clive R. Hollin; Emma Palmer
Date Published: September 2003
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Home Office Prison Service
London, SW1P 2AW, England
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A comparison was conducted of the LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised) profiles of violent and nonviolent prisoners serving custodial sentences in prisons in England, specifically to compare the criminogenic needs of the two groups, to compare the risk levels of violent and nonviolent prisoners, and to consider the implications of the findings in working with violent offenders.
Abstract: The analysis of the LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised) profiles revealed that controlling for age; the violent prisoners had higher scores for criminal history, education, employment, companions, and use of drugs and alcohol. The analysis highlights the utility of the LSI-R in profiling the criminogenic need and risk of recidivism of violent prisoners. The LSI-R has potential for screening violent offenders for both criminogenic need and level of risk, thereby informing practice in terms of both risk management and intervention to reduce risk. The LSI-R has been reviewed in the literature as an effective and efficient assessment instrument for needs-risk assessment with offenders. The LSI-R subscale scores act to highlight specific areas of criminogenic need, while the total score corresponds to risk bands for likelihood of reoffending. Overall, the LSI-R provides information relevant to treatment planning (need) and for assigning level of offender supervision (risk) according to level of predicted recidivism. LSI-R assessments were conducted on 251 male prisoners beginning prison sentences in 6 English prisons. The study was designed to compare the LSI-R profiles of violent and nonviolent prisoners serving custodial sentences. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Dangerousness
Index Term(s): England; Inmate classification; Instrument validation; Offender profiles; Recidivism; Treatment offender matching; Violence causes; Violence prediction; Violence prevention; Violent inmates; Violent men; Violent offenders
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