STATISTICAL VALIDATION AND COMPARISON OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY PROBATION DIFFERENTIAL CLASSIFICATION AND THE NEW YORK STATE PROBATION RISK-ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

This report presents the results of a statistical validation study that was conducted in Suffolk County, New York, in early 1978 in order to help determine the most appropriate risk-assessment to use in Suffolk for the federally funded Improved Correctional Field Services Project (ICFS). The Suffolk County Probation Differential Classification instrument and the New York State Division of Probation's Risk Assessment Instrument were validated on the same sample of Criminal Court cases selected by a random sample procedure. This sample was stratified by Superior and Local Court status and selected from the population of offenders sentenced to probation supervision in 1976. The average follow-up time was 34.13 months after the date of sentence to probation. This report is organized to present the definitions of the outcome measures, the follow-up period, validation sample, reliability procedures, classification levels, results and conclusions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Suffolk County Department of Probation

    Suffolk, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Golbin, J J
    • Bonne, J
    • Ramsdell, R
    • Bufano, W
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 903
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM