The risky business of risk assessment

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Resource Language: 
English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights some of the major challenges and critical issues regarding the use of actuarial risk assessment tools and procedures, designed for adults, on criminalized young women. States that the use of these tools can be used only after these young women have been assessed or categorized on the basis of their respective degrees of disadvantage and marginalization.