| Predicting Recidivism Based on Demographics and Criminal History ||January 2006|
|Sex Offender Sentencing in Washington State: Predicting Recidivism Based on Demographics and Criminal History|
|The 2004 Washington State Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the impact and effectiveness of current sex offender sentencing policies. Because this topic is extensive, we are publishing a series of reports.|
This report describes how well a “static” risk tool being developed by the Institute for the Department of Corrections predicts recidivism for Washington State sex offenders. This tool is considered static, since it is based solely on demographic and criminal history data that cannot be changed.
Document ID: (06-01-1207)
Click here to view the entire report series.