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Psychometric Evaluation Of The Level Of Service/Case Management Inventory Among Australian Offenders Completing Community-Based Sentences

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Gordon, H and Kelty, SF and Julian, R, Psychometric Evaluation Of The Level Of Service/Case Management Inventory Among Australian Offenders Completing Community-Based Sentences, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42, (11) pp. 1089-1109. ISSN 0093-8548 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology

DOI: doi:10.1177/0093854815596419

Abstract

Risk assessment inventories play a significant role in predicting recidivism risk and informing parole and community supervision orders. This article examines the effectiveness of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) in a study of Australian offenders completing community-based sentences. The study aimed to identify the internal reliability and the factor structure of the LS/CMI. The results indicated that the LS/CMI total score achieved excellent internal reliability. There is concern regarding the capacity for the subscales to function independently. A factor analysis determined a two-factor solution at a subscale level, whereas a more diverse factor solution was obtained at an item level. The LS/CMI was determined to be predictive of recidivism, but this was a weak effect. The results indicate that the LS/CMI as it is currently used in this population may not be an appropriate assessment tool, requiring further research before an international risk assessment is adopted in Australian jurisdictions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:recidivism; reoffending; Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI); Australian offenders; factor analysis; logistic regression, risk assessment
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Criminal Justice
Author:Gordon, H (Miss Heidi Gordon)
Author:Kelty, SF (Dr Sally Kelty)
Author:Julian, R (Associate Professor Roberta Julian)
ID Code:107216
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-08
Last Modified:2016-05-17
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