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The Predictive Validity of the Post-Conviction Risk Assessment Among Federal Offenders

Jeremy Luallen, Sharmini Radakrishnan, William Rhodes


June 13, 2016
In the U.S. federal court system, the Probation and Pretrial Services Office (PPSO) uses a tool known as the Post-Conviction Risk Assessment (PCRA) to assess offender risk and identify challenges offenders face while under supervision. This article evaluates the PCRA and its components to determine its usefulness as a predictive tool for evaluating risk.
North America