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Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute


Risk assessment of criminal offending and recidivism has experienced tremendous growth in research and policy attention in the last decade.  CJPRI researchers have expertise in risk assessment development and testing, gendered-responsiveness to risk tests, domesitic violence risk assessment, and sex trafficking victimization risks.



Learn about CJPRI researchers risk assessment studies.  Link to Dr. Kris Henning's partnership with Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit.  Link to Dr. Emily Salisbury's study on the gendered pathway to incarceration


Salisbury, Emily J., Van Voorhis, P., & Spiropoulos, G. V. (2009). The Predictive Validity of a Gender-Responsive Needs Assessment: An Exploratory Study. Crime & Delinquency, 55, 550-585.
Wright, E. M., Salisbury, Emily J., & Van Voorhis, P. (2007). Predicting the PrisonMisconducts of Women Offenders: The Importance of Gender-Responsive Needs.Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 23, 310-340.
Salisbury, Emily J., Van Voorhis, P., Wright, E. M., & Bauman, A. (2009, October/November). Changing Probation Experiences for Female Offenders Based on Women’s Needs and Risk Assessment Project Findings. Women, Girls & Criminal Justice, 10, 81-96.
Wright, E. M., Van Voorhis, P., Salisbury, Emily J., & Bauman, A. (2009, October/November). Lessons From the NIC/UC Gender-Responsive Classification Project. Women, Girls & Criminal Justice, 10, 81-96.



Brian Renauer, Ph.D 
CJPRI Director 
CCJ Chair 


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