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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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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