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    Forensic Risk Assessment: A Meta-review

    by Jay P. Singh and Seena Fazel (2010). Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(9), 965-988. Over 80 years ago the Chicago sociologist Ernest W. Burgess conducted the first violence risk assessment study, “Factors determining success or failure on parole.” In 2009, a thorough search of different sources found 6,093 risk assessment-related studies, three times as many as just a decade before. Naturally, one consequence of these escalating research efforts is an interest in the validity of the...
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