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Selection Resources

Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

This page features original content created by the research team and other key resources available online to help practitioners navigate issues and considerations involved in selecting risk assessment instruments.

Selecting the appropriate risk assessment tool

Describes what considerations should be taken into account when deciding upon a risk assessment instrument.

Author

JANNETTA, JESSE
 



Policy Digest: Human decisions and machine predictions

​Describes the implications of a study that shows how machine learning algorithms could lead to better criminal justice outcomes for both stakeholders and justice-involved populations.

Author

​OGLESBY-NEAL, ASHLIN
 



National scan of policy and practice in risk assessment

​​Illustrates lessons learned from surveying all 50 states and the District of Columbia on how risk and need assessments are used by criminal justice agencies.

Author

​CATHY HU, KIDEUK KIM, AND EDWARD MOHR