Predictive Validity and the Impact of Change in Total LSI-R Score on Recidivism
The Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) is an assessment instrument designed to evaluate the risks and needs of offenders. The current study examines the predictive validity of the LSI-R with a sample of 2,849 probationers and parolees at two points in time. This design allows for the analysis of the instrument's predictive validity at Time 1 and Time 2, and the correlation between changes in LSI-R scores and recidivism. The results suggest that the LSI-R is a valid assessment instrument for predicting recidivism and that change in LSI-R score is associated with change in risk of recidivism. The implications of these findings for effective correctional intervention are discussed. © 2013 International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.
Criminal Justice and Behavior
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Vose, Smith, P., & Cullen, F. T. (2013). Predictive Validity and the Impact of Change in Total LSI-R Score on Recidivism. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(12), 1383–1396. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854813508916