Made possible by support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Justice Counts is a consensus-building initiative designed to help policymakers make better decisions with criminal justice data that's more timely, less disjointed, and as useful as possible.
Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center offers free training, resources, and support to communities wanting to improve their law enforcement and community responses to people with behavioral health conditions or intellectual and developmental disabilities who encounter law enforcement.
Cross validates the accuracy of the RMS and RMV compared with the Static-99 and SVR-20 and demonstrates support for the use of RMS and RMV as risk-assessment measures in predicting sexual and nonsexual violent reconvictions.
Supports the validity of the SAQ on populations of different races, from different cultures, and convicted of different offenses, and contradicts concerns that the SAQ is susceptible to lying and self-presentation biases.
Examines the predictive accuracy of the German versions of the STABLE-2000 and STABLE-2007 and demonstrates the moderate to good predictive ability of the STABLE-2007 even—in some cases—after controlling for static risk variables.
Measures the validity of the LSI-RSV for use with people in Australia with a mental illness and suggests that the tool is a good predictor of recidivism among people with mental disorders but not people with a dual diagnosis.
Identifies a set of predictors that can be used by an agency to identify individuals who will be challenging to supervise, with the goal of developing an instrument for informing immediate, risk-anticipated security and treatment assignments for people under community supervision.
Presents findings on the development, validity, and reliability of the MnSTARR and suggests that the MnSTARR is a valid and reliable risk assessment instrument for people in Minnesota, although the tool’s external validity remains unconfirmed.
Examines the use of the Static-99/R in California to suggest that a risk assessment procedure with moderate predictive validity can be implemented in a large jurisdiction without significantly decreasing predictive accuracy.
Demonstrates a relationship between HCR-20 and violence in a sample of people incarcerated for serious violent offenses and suggests that further research is needed to assess the tool’s predictive validity for other populations.