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February 10, 2017 | by Laurel Eckhouse | The Washington Post
Despite assumptions that using big data helps to remove bias from the criminal justice system, the author of this opinion piece in The Washington Post argues that data-driven tools could exacerbate, rather than reduce inequity. For these tools to work, she states, they must use racially unbiased...
February 1, 2017 | by National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Expertise Includes Public Policy Law, the Judiciary, and Data Analytics The NCCD Board of Directors welcomed three new members at its first meeting of 2017. These individuals bring a breadth of experience and decades of work in their fields to the board. New board member Mark Soler, executive...
January 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth S. Barnert | Pediatrics
The journal Pediatrics published a study in its January issue analyzing the mental and physical health outcomes of 14,344 individuals based on whether they were incarcerated as youth and if so, for how long. The data show that the longer an individual is incarcerated during adolescence, the worse...

NCCD Blog

February 21, 2017 |  by Chris Baird

Brief five of six discusses the research behind structured professional judgment (SPJ) models, a less structured approach to risk assessment favored by the justice field. In this brief, Chris Baird addresses concerns with the validity, reliability, equity, and utility of SPJ models. Read the...

February 13, 2017 |  by Chris Baird

This brief explores the research behind many current models, discusses methods commonly used to measure “predictive power,” and outlines what is required to measure the efficacy of various approaches to risk assessment. Read the full piece...

February 6, 2017 |  by Chris Baird

The third brief in this series by Chris Baird identifies flaws in the logic employed to support the use of criminogenic needs (or dynamic risk factors) in risk assessment. While assessing needs is a critical component...

Events

April 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |  Baltimore, MD

The American Public Human Services Association will host their 2017 National Heath and Human Services Summit in partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities April 30-May 3 in...

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |  Taipei, Taiwan

The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families will host their 2017 National Conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNRC) June 15-16 in Taipei, Taiwan. NCCD's Chief...