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Risk and Needs Assessment: A Primer

Human judgment is imperfect. Because of that, local governments are developing or purchasing risk and needs assessment tools to support decision making at various points throughout the criminal justice system. Can a statistical approach help us make more objective decisions about punishment and rehabilitation? In episode four of the podcast,