publication . Other literature type . Article . 1996

A META-ANALYSIS OF THE PREDICTORS OF ADULT OFFENDER RECIDIVISM: WHAT WORKS!*

Tracy Little; Paul Gendreau; Claire Goggin;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 1996
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Meta-analytic techniques were used to determine which predictor domains and actuarial assessment instruments were the best predictors of adult offender recidivism. One hundred and thirty-one studies produced 1,141 correlations with recidivism. The strongest predictor domains were criminogenic needs, criminal history/history of antisocial behavior, social achievement, age/gender/race, and family factors. Less robust predictors included intellectual functioning, personal distress factors, and socioeconomic status in the family of origin. Dynamic predictor domains performed at least as well as the static domains. The LSI-R was identified as the most useful actuaria...
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free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Law, Family of origin, Meta-analysis, Clinical psychology, Criminal history, Psychology, Recidivism, Borderline intellectual functioning, Assessment instrument, Socioeconomic status, Personal distress
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