Rethinking the Concept of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice

The current popular trend in juvenile justice is to assess risk.   Developing predictive analytics about which young people are likely to repeat criminal or delinquent behavior is important when thinking in this context. MAIN IDEA: If we can prevent who is at risk of being or staying delinquent, than we can more effectively work to prevent these behaviors in the future.     This logic is very intuitive and quite appealing to policy makers and the larger population.   This perspective has led to the concept of identifying ‘criminogenic’ behavior.  That is, identifying the predictors… Read More