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OASys or LSI-R Diagnostic Techniques

At the current location, Mr. Andrews has received numerous prison violation tickets for disorderly conduct, assault on an inmate, and not following the instructions of a corrections officer during work detail.

During his intake, it was noted that Mr. Andrews's behavior toward authority was aggressive, and his responses to questions were vague. As you look at this re-evaluation, it will be very important to use the correct assessment. Both OASys and LSI-R have components that address his socialization, but there has been no treatment plan initiated that addressed his issues.

Using the information from the above scenario:
Indicate which assessment or diagnostic technique (OASys or LSI-R) you would use.

Why do you feel that this diagnostic technique is the most appropriate in the case of Mr. Andrews?

Do you feel that the diagnostic technique that you did not select would be inadequate considering the circumstances above? Why?

What is the risk level (low, medium, or high) of Mr. Andrews?

Do you feel that a medium-security facility is the ideal option for the incarceration of Mr. Andrews? Why or why not?

Use examples from the scenario to support your argument.

Need assistance with this assignment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. References would also be great. Thanks.

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Why do you feel that this diagnostic technique is the most appropriate in the case of Mr. Andrews?

The reason to use OASYS assessment in this scenario is because this medium has been chosen as the cornerstone of probationers' work with prison offenders and also are used for Pre-Sentencing wherein courts will use these PSRs to determine how to sentence individuals on probation. The Criminal Justice Act, which was passed in 2003 mandated that OASYS was the paradigm to be used for guiding probation and assisting in helping probation officers to assess the conduct of an offender regarding their likelihood to recidivate in regard to (low, medium, or high), the risk or harm they resent in regard to (low, medium, high, or very high), and the factors that could contribute to further criminal ...

Solution Summary

The expert indicates the assessment or diagnostic techniques should be used. OASys or LSI-R Diagnostic Techniques are examined.