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Development of a reoffending measure using the Police National Computer database.

Francis, Brian and Soothill, Keith and Humphreys, Leslie (2007) Development of a reoffending measure using the Police National Computer database. Working Paper. .

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    Abstract

    This work aims to develop a reoffending score for assessing the likelihood of an offender reoffending within a certain fixed period of time. Currently, OGRS - the Offenders Group Reconviction Score - is a heavily used measure for assessing reconviction scores of a group or set of offenders. However, dates of conviction can be far removed from the reality of offending. The aim in this report is to develop a new approach which focuses on 'offending' rather than 'conviction' and, hence, to provide a 'reoffending measure' rather than a 'reconviction measure'. While OGRS has been remarkably successful, there is a need to develop a new measure. There are various reasons - to make offending behaviour rather than convictions as the primary focus of interest; the existing score is somewhat outdated; to confront the problems with the existing OGRS score; to improve the documentation relating to the construction of a measure; and to make the measure more 'user-friendly' for the practitioners.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Subjects:
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 50057
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 15:18
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:42
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50057

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