American Judges Association



Date of this Version



Court Review, Volume 45, Issue 1-2, 54-56


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Resource Page: Focus on Indian Law

This Resource Page separately identifies some resources that we have surveyed that appear useful. Judges wanting a comprehensive overview of potential sources about Indian law should review the Carter article in addition to this Resource Page.

The Resource Page

Thirty years ago, published research concluded that an expert’s chance of predicting recidivism was no more accurate than flipping a coin would be, and there was little in the way of valuable research on risk factors generally for criminal behavior or effective means of rehabilitation. Much has changed, and the Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice has devoted its inaugural issue to an excellent discussion of the research now available and its implications for more effective criminal sentencing.