CJA334-Final: Gender Differences in Predictors of Prison Violence

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In recent years, a large number of criminologists have yearned for practical research addressing their uncertainties that the current prisoner risk classification system that was originally designed for men is far less accurate in predicting female violent misconduct across the U.S. Corrections facilities across the United States have yearned for an accurate tool that answers the question: “can we accurately predict who is going to be a violent offender once confined to a state correctional facility”.

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Gender Differences in Predictors of Prison ViolenceSteven GriffithsCJA334John Dosdall8/13/2012In recent years, a large number of criminologists have yearned for practical research addressing their uncertainties that the current prisoner risk classification system that was originally designed for men is far less accurate in predicting female violent misconduct across the U.S. Corrections facilities across the United States have yearned for an accurate tool that answers the question: "can we accurately predict who is going to be a violent offender once confined to a state correctional facility". The current classification system in place is cost effective, but allows for an inmate's risk for violence and escape to slip through, allowing the assignment of an inmate to a lower than needed security rating. (Most security ratings are from minimum to maximum, with segregation reserved for those who present a severe danger to themselves, staff, and other offenders). The study is designed to gather information from 98 institutions across the United States, and average the accurate predictive nature of the current classification system, are the systems in place cost effective? And is the professional judgment of those in charge of classification true and accurate to the offender's criminal history. Current correctional facilities divide the inmate classification system into 2 categories: the initial classification, and re-classification, where the staff will condu

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