Risk assessment is a statistically based assessment tool that can be employed in the measurement of offender classification and prediction of offender behavior within the criminal justice system and other captive subpopulations. Risk assessment and implementation mark the midpoint between research and practice. It is widely believed that when risk-assessment tools are properly developed and implemented, they can enhance decision making in the criminal justice system. Risk assessment also has the potential of saving resources and improving public safety. Many countries, including the United States and Canada, have developed risk-assessment tools to determine if criminal acts are associated with organized crime groups. Organized crime groups can be transnational, national, or local. The majority of the transnational organized crime groups are motivated by economic benefits and/or ...

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