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Artikel Validity Of The Level Of Service Inventory—Revised (LSI-R) Among African American And Hispanic Male Offenders  
Oleh: Schlager, Melinda D. ; Simourd, David J.
Jenis: Article from Journal - ilmiah internasional
Dalam koleksi: Criminal Justice and Behavior vol. 34 no. 4 (Apr. 2008), page 545-554.
Topik: LSI-R; risk/needs assessment; community corrections; African American offenders; Hispanic offenders
Fulltext: 545.pdf (92.89KB)
Isi artikelThe Level of Service Inventory–Revised (LSI-R) is a dynamic risk/needs assessment instrument that has been used extensively among a variety of offender samples. Validity research on the LSI-R, however, is based on samples consisting predominantly of Caucasian participants. The present study sought to examine the psychometric properties and validity of the instrument among a sample of African American and Hispanic male offenders. Participants were 446 male parolees residing in three halfway houses and one day reporting center. Three hundred and thirty-four offenders (75% of the sample) were of African American heritage and 112 (25%) were of Hispanic heritage. Analyses of the psychometric properties and validity of the LSI-R were conducted separately for each ethnic group. Results indicated the instrument had acceptable psychometric properties, but that the predictive validity results were lower than previous studies on the LSI-R. Results are discussed within the context of the invariance of risk variables and the applicability of the LSI-R to various offender groups
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