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dc.contributor.supervisorFrankel, Sid (Social Work)en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-11T18:04:52Z
dc.date.available2018-09-11T18:04:52Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.date.submitted2018-08-25T22:22:33Zen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/33306
dc.description.abstractThe YLS/CMI is among the most widely used tools for youth offender risk-assessment. However, it has been heavily criticized for its use on females, racial and ethnic minorities, dual-status youth, gang members, and different offence types. The current study conducted a secondary analysis using a sample of 1679 youth offenders provided by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). A combination of bivariate and multivariate statistics were conducted using gender, race, Hispanic origin, child service history (chs), gang affiliation, and offence type as independent variables to examine mean differences in the YLS/CMI total score, and eight subcomponents. Significant differences in the total score and its eight subcomponents were found for gender, race, CHS, gang affiliation, and offence type. The current study provides support that challenges the validity of the YLS/CMI as it applies to females, African-Americans, dual-status youth, gang members, and different offence types.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectProbationen_US
dc.subjectFemale Offendersen_US
dc.subjectLS/CMIen_US
dc.subjectYLS/CMIen_US
dc.subjectOffendersen_US
dc.subjectDual-Status Youthen_US
dc.subjectRace and Crimeen_US
dc.titleRisk profiles and the YLS/CMI: examining mean differences in gender, race, Hispanic origin, child service history, gangs, and offence typeen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSocial Worken_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBracken, Denis (Social Work)en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeSenehi, Jessica (Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Social Work (M.S.W.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2018en_US


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