The normative sample for the YLS/CMI consists of 263 (173 males, 90 females) offenders who had received a probation or custody disposition. They ranged from 12 to 17 years old. Validity / Reliability
The YLS/CMI has strong validity and reliability. The manual covers the historical foundation upon which YLS/CMI is based and offers three case studies that illustrate the interpretation and use of YLS/CMI in different situations.
Predictive validity data for the total risk/need score and eight subscores, inter-rater agreement reliability, construct validity, and criterion-related validity are detailed in the YLS/CMI User's Manual. Back to the top
Profile Reports provide classification information based on the overall assessment score.
For more information on the YLS/CMI click here.Back to the top Dr. Robert D. Hoge
Dr. Robert D. Hoge is a professor of psychology and a member of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he is involved in teaching and research in child and adolescent psychology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. His particular concern has been with the assessment and treatment of special needs youth, including youthful offenders. He has served as a consultant to numerous government and private agencies and has published extensively in Canadian and international journals. He is author of the recently published Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings and The Juvenile Offender: Theory, Research, and Applications and co-author with D.A. Andrews of Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques. Dr. D. A. Andrews
Dr. D. A. Andrews is a professor of psychology and a member of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University. He received his Ph.D. from Queen's University and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. His research interests are in the area of criminal justice, corrections, and other human service areas. He also has an interest in the social psychology of criminal knowledge. Dr. Andrews is the author of numerous books, monographs, technical reports, and articles. He is co-author of Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques and co-author of The Psychology of Criminal Conduct and Level of Service Inventory–Revised with James Bonta. Back to the top