Risk/Need Assessment Tools and the Criminal Justice Bureaucrat

Reconceptualizing the Frontline Practitioner

Authored by: Joel Miller , Sarah Trocchio

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.ch16

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Abstract

…risk processes are not simply imposed on criminal justice practitioners. Instead… practitioners actively resist and embrace risk technologies and temper the impact these tools have on their discretionary decision making, with the result that the introduction of risk tools shapes but does not eliminate discretion.

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