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Dec 9, 2013

A discussion about the theory and practice of risk assessment and risk management in youth justice hosted by Mark McSherry, Head of Development with the Risk Management Authority. Taking part are Lorraine Johnstone (a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist), David Orr (a Social worker with Edinburgh Youth Offending Service, seconded to the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice), Stuart Allardyce (a social worker seconded from Barnardo's to the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice) and Nina Vaswani (Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice).

Centre for Youth Crime and JusticeGlossary of acronyms:

AIM2 – Assessment Intervention and Moving On 2 FRAME – Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation JSOAPII – Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II RCT – Rational Choice Theory RNR – Risk Needs Responsivity SAVRY – Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth SPJ – Structured Professional Judgement (Y)LS/CMI – (Youth) Level of Service/Case Management InventorySee also Heuristic(s), Meta-analysis. The research by Monica Barry referred to is: Rational Choice and Responsibilisation in Youth Justice in Scotland: Whose Evidence Matters in Evidence-Based Policy? IN The Howard Journal Vol 52 No 4. September 2013 ISSN 0265-5527, pp. 347–364.

The correct date of Robert Martinson's suicide, mentioned by David Orr, is 1980. See The Debate on Rehabilitating Criminals: Is It True that Nothing Works?

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