Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Jail Alternatives

Broward County Jail Forecast, Risk Assessment Evaluation, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Funded through the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, this project involves three components: developing a ten-year jail population forecast, evaluating the COMPAS risk assessment screening instrument used for pre-trial decisions, and conducting a cost/benefit analysis of pretrial services.

Contact Information

Thomas Blomberg
Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology

Principal Investigator: Thomas Blomberg

Project Researcher: William Bales

Sponsor Agency: Broward County Sheriffs Office

Amount: $149,963

Dates: 2009-2010