Age Group Differences in the Predictive Validity of the Level of Service Inventory–Revised

Jared M. Ellison, Benjamin Steiner, Pauline Brennan, Joselyne L. Chenane

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Abstract

The Level of Service Inventory–Revised (LSI-R) is a widely used risk assessment tool with demonstrated predictive validity among incarcerated offenders. However, researchers have yet to examine the predictive validity of the LSI-R with adult inmates of different ages. We examined the predictive validity of the LSI-R and its 10 subcomponents across developmentally defined age groups of men confined in prisons in a Midwestern state. We found that the LSI-R predicted the prevalence of misconduct similarly across the groups, but there were a number of differences in the magnitude of the effects when we examined the incidence of prison misconduct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-853
Number of pages26
JournalPrison Journal
Volume96
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Level of Service Inventory–Revised
  • adult male inmates
  • age
  • predictive validity

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Age Group Differences in the Predictive Validity of the Level of Service Inventory–Revised. / Ellison, Jared M.; Steiner, Benjamin; Brennan, Pauline; Chenane, Joselyne L.

In: Prison Journal, Vol. 96, No. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 828-853.

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Ellison, Jared M. ; Steiner, Benjamin ; Brennan, Pauline ; Chenane, Joselyne L. / Age Group Differences in the Predictive Validity of the Level of Service Inventory–Revised. In: Prison Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 96, No. 6. pp. 828-853.
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