The Value and Importance of Risk and Need Assessment (RNA) in Corrections & Sentencing

An Overview of the Handbook

Authored by: Faye S. Taxman , Amy Dezember

Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138927766
eBook ISBN: 9781315682327
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315682327.ch1

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Abstract

Missouri’s Chief Justice Ray Price (2010) in his State of the Judiciary speech: “There is a better way. We need to move from anger-based sentencing that ignores cost and effectiveness to evidence-based sentencing that focuses on results—sentencing that assesses each offender’s risk and then fits that offender with the cheapest and most effective rehabilitation that he or she needs.”

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