Kriminogeninių rizikos veiksnių palyginimas skirtingose Lietuvos teisės pažeidėjų grupėse.
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Recently, many studies have sought to identify the causes of criminal behaviour and to find out what should be done in order to reduce criminal behaviour. The attention of contemporary researchers is focused on the criminogenic risk factor analysis. Offender risk assessment based on those factors gives an opportunity to assess the probability of recoconviction and to identify criminogenic needs that should be satisfied in order to reduce the risk of reoffending. These needs could be the objects of the intervention of legal institutions. The main aim of this study was to explore the criminogenic risk factors of different Lithuanian offender groups. In the current study, the criminogenic risk factors of the imprisoned Lithuanian offenders (n = 254) of 12 different Lithuanian imprisonment institutions were assessed. The OASys, a dynamic risk/need assessment instrument, was used in the study. The findings of the research indicate that all OASys scales are good to differentiate recidivists from non-recidivists and violent offenders from non-violent offenders. The results revealed statistically significant differences between the means of the criminogenic risk factors of violent offenders and non-violent offenders, recidivists and non-recidivists on most scales. Thus, the research allows concluding that OASys risk assessment instrument is a good measure to differenciate separate offender groups.
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