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The Evolving Relationship Between Judicial Decision Making and Clinical Judgment  

Author:  Paul R.  Falzer.

Source: Volume 07, Number 03, March/April 2006 , pp.33-37(5)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The juvenile justice system comprises a variety of decision points and processes. The most common point of entry is through an arrest and referral decision made by a member of law enforcement. A judicial hearing determines whether juveniles will be remanded or released from detention pending adjudication of their charges. Those who are remanded make an appearance at a subsequent hearing, in which a decision is made whether to house them in a secure or a nonsecure facility.

Keywords: offense, history, flight risk, violence, threat, Actuarial Decision Making, IDT models, Monahan, NDM, SPJ

Affiliations:  1: Yale University School of Medicine.

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