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
Date Written: 2011
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
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