Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Joel D. Lieberman, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Deborah K. Shaffer
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive validity of Risk Management Systems (RMS) as a risk assessment instrument. To date, a published validation study does not exist for the RMS. The study employs secondary data analysis to examine the predictive validity of RMS recidivism and violence scores on three outcomes: arrest, unsuccessful termination from supervision, and technical violations. The study sample consisted of 830 probationers from the United States Probation Office, District of Nevada. The analyses showed that RMS recidivism and violence scores were moderately predictive of all three outcomes.
Offender classification; Probationers; Recidivism; Risk assessment; Risk management systems; Risk prediction; Validation
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement and Corrections
Kelly, Bridget, "A Validation study of Risk Management Systems" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 128.