Interrater Reliability of the LIJ

Interrater Reliability of the LIJ

A Study to the Interrater Reliability of the National Instrument of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

In this study the interrater reliability (IRR) of the National Instrument of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System (LIJ) is investigated. The LIJ instrument is used for flagging, screening, and risk assessment of each minor in The Netherlands who is suspect in a criminal case. Based on file research, interviews with the juvenile delinquent and the parents or care takers, and additional information, an officer of the Child protection services completes the LIJ. The IRR of the LIJ is the degree of agreement among different officers assessing the same juvenile delinquent by means of the LIJ.

Because the juvenile delinquent’s punishment advice and possibly a plan of action are based on the LIJ assessment, the LIJ has a large impact on the juvenile delinquent, and a low IRR is undesirable. In this report, the IRR was estimated for both the dynamic risk profile and all individual LIJ items.

Publication data

Author(s):
Ark, L.A. van der, Leeuwen, J. van, Jorgensen, T.D.
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences , WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Year of publication:
2018

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Address:
Universiteit van Amsterdam - Faculteit Pedagogische wetenschappen