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Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools: A Primer for Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys (Desmarais and Lowder) 2019 

10-29-2019 16:53

A vibrant national debate is occurring as to what role, if any, pretrial risk assessment tools can or should play in bail reform. This critical issue brief is intended to inform this ongoing debate by describing pretrial risk assessment tools and what they are designed to do. This primer is not intended to guide the selection, validation, or implementation of a specific pretrial risk assessment tool; resources to support these decisions are available elsewhere. Instead, our goal is to provide foundational knowledge about pretrial risk assessment tools to contextualize and support further discussion regarding the use and evaluation of these tools in practice.

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