SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Kelly, C. E., & Welsh, W. N. (2008). The predictive validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised for drug-involved offendersCriminal Justice and Behavior, 35(7), 819-831. DOI: 10.1177/0093854808316642

Article 2: Schlager, M. (2009). The organizational politics of implementing risk assessment instruments in community correctionsJournal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 25(4) 412-423. DOI: 10.1177/1043986209344555

  1. Why does the author state that implementing an actuarial risk assessment instrument into the fabric of a community corrections agency can be a Herculean endeavor and come at great cost?
  2. Discuss the facets of the paradigm shift that is necessary for the implementation to be successful.
  3. What are the roles played by middle managers of the process?

Article 3: Gould, L. A., Pate, M. and Sarver, M. (2011). Risk and revocation in community corrections: The role of gender. Probation Journal, 58(3) 250-264. DOI: 10.1177/0264550511409966

  1. What does the author mean when he says that the danger of inaccuracy in risk decisions involving female offenders stems primarily from overclassification?
  2. According to the text, are female offenders more likely to successfully complete their term of supervision when compared to men?
  3. What is the most salient policy implication stemming from the research in the article?