The Women’s Risk Needs Assessment: Putting Gender at the Forefront of Actuarial Risk Assessment

Published by Breanna Boppre & Emily Salisbury12th April 2016

Women have distinct pathways to offending to men, often marked by violence, abuse, trauma, mental illness and unhealthy relationships – all factors which translate into needs and risk factors for reoffending. However, traditional risk and need assessments are designed with male offenders in mind. This blog post by criminologists, Breanna Boppre and Emily Salisbury of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, summarises the gender-specific risk assessment that was designed specifically for women in the U.S. to bring gender to the foreground of offender rehabilitation.

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One thought on “The Women’s Risk Needs Assessment: Putting Gender at the Forefront of Actuarial Risk Assessment

  1. Thank you. Excellent resource!

    On Nov 20, 2017 7:15 PM, “Montgomery Women’s Facility” wrote:

    > bamaaubie posted: “Published by Breanna Boppre & Emily Salisbury12th April > 2016 Women have distinct pathways to offending to men, often marked by > violence, abuse, trauma, mental illness and unhealthy relationships – all > factors which translate into needs and risk factor” >

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