The LSI is a risk assessment instrument that was designed to identify adult offenders’ likelihood of reoffending. As such, it is one of a number of offender risk assessment tools that are now used by a wide range of correctional, forensic, and mental health professionals who are given the difficult task of predicting offender recidivism. Various versions of the LSI are now used extensively in Canada, the United States, and various countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceana, in large part because they have demonstrated their capacity to predict offender recidivism among a wide range of offenders and they shed light on areas that correctional officials should target with the offender to reduce his or her likelihood of recidivating. Consequently, the LSI is described as ...

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