The Application of Risk-Need-Responsivity to Risk Assessment and Intervention-Planning: Opportunities, Current Limitations, and Relevant Research Needs

American Psychology-Law Society News Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2011)

Posted: 10 Jun 2020

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Stephanie Brooks-Holliday

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kento Yasuhara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sanjay Shah

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anne Bingham DiCarlo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christopher King

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Danielle Hamilton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anna Danylyuk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David DeMatteo

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The theory of risk-need-responsivity (RNR) has been widely recognized as an empirically-supported model of effective correctional assessment and programming. Developed by Andrews, Bonta, and Hoge (1990), the RNR model advocates matching intervention type and intensity with a particular offender’s risk level and criminogenic needs. Rather than providing one-size fits all rehabilitation, this model promotes tailoring an individual’s treatment to his or her individual, risk-relevant deficits. Accordingly, it is one of the best examples of the interface between assessment and intervention with offender populations.

Keywords: risk-need-responsivity (RNR), Correctional assessment, Rehabilitation

Suggested Citation

Brooks-Holliday, Stephanie and Yasuhara, Kento and Shah, Sanjay and Bingham DiCarlo, Anne and King, Christopher and Hamilton, Danielle and Danylyuk, Anna and DeMatteo, David and Heilbrun, Kirk, The Application of Risk-Need-Responsivity to Risk Assessment and Intervention-Planning: Opportunities, Current Limitations, and Relevant Research Needs (2011). American Psychology-Law Society News Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2011) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3602010

Stephanie Brooks-Holliday

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kento Yasuhara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sanjay Shah

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anne Bingham DiCarlo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christopher King

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Danielle Hamilton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anna Danylyuk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David DeMatteo (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University ( email )

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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