RWI-KPS-KPAS Combined Correctional Risk and Needs Assessment Training

Nakuru, Kenya, 6-10 October 2014


Links to Relevant Publications

This is a very useful summary of the current research and understandings of risk / needs /  responsivity principles as they apply to criminal behaviour and the importance of cognitive social learning theory in addressing criminogenic needs.

Great article by two well-known researchers on the effectiveness of using the RNR (Risk / Needs / Responsivity) model of intervention in corrections

Excellent article detailing the importance of judges having offender risk needs assessment information available to inform their decisions.

A number of articles on probation presented at an international conference sponsored by the UN including a good presentation by Larry Motiuk entitled “What works in corrections? A blueprint for action”

“Science and Philosophy: Comparison of Cognitive Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy” written by Padesky and Beck, is an excellent article that compares Albert Ellis’s REBT with A. Beck’s Cognitive therapy (published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2003)

Article looking at unique risks and needs for women offenders.

Ohio Department of Corrections information on their Risk / Needs Tools for conducting risk assessment at differing points in the criminal justice process.

Ohio Pre-trial Assessment Tool

The index of hundreds of excellent research articles on all facets of correctional research in Canada including many addressing assessment and risk and needs research

Excellent article on development and research related to Community Risk Management Scale in Correctional Service of Canada

Paper entitled “Violence Against Women In Kenya” that discusses this issue in a comprehensive manner

Legal professor in Kenya analyzes sexual offences in context of new SOA and traditional practices in Kenya. Helpful in understanding all of the sex offence convictions given the SOA


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