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Are risk assessments racially biased? SPARC researchers examine 2 instruments widely used by Juvenile Probation Officers

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Risk assessment instruments are widely used by juvenile probation officers (JPOs) to make case management decisions; however, few studies have investigated whether these instruments maintain their predictive validity when completed by JPOs in the field

Read the article by Perrault, Vincent, and Guy, in Psychological Assessment, Vol 29(6), Jun 2017, 664-678. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pas/29/6/664/