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NCJ Number: 39811 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Corporate Author: Illinois Institute of Technology
United States of America
Project Director: J P KORNFELD
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-023-74
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF A PROJECT TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SCREENING OFFENDERS FOR PLACEMENT IN TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
Abstract: THE PROJECT HAD AS ONE OF ITS GOALS THE IDENTIFICATION OF CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS BEING USED IN 1974 AND THE ANALYSIS OF RELATED QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THE APPLICATION OF THESE SYSTEMS. ANOTHER PROJECT GOAL INVOLVED THE DOCUMENTATION IN DETAIL OF CLASSIFICATION TESTS AND TEST PARAMETERS USEFUL IN TESTING OFFENDERS. THE TEST CHARACTERISTICS, PREDICTIVE POWERS, AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE REFERENCED SAMPLE STUDIES WERE SUBSEQUENTLY USED IN THE DESIGN OF AN OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION MODEL. THE FINAL GOAL OF THE PROJECT WAS TO DESIGN AN IMPROVED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM WHICH IS INTERDISCIPLINARY AND WHICH RELATES OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS TO SPECIFIC CRIME CATEGORIES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO PREDICT RELATIVE SUCCESS THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CONTINUUM FROM ARREST THROUGH PAROLE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT, SEE NCJ-19958, 19959, AND NCJ-39811. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Models; Objectives; Offender classification; Offenders; Recidivism; Testing and measurement; Treatment; Treatment offender matching
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