Dr. Whitney Threadcraft-Walker delivers inaugural Non-Stem Alumna Keynote Speech at University of Houston Downtown’s Student Research Conference

Is there a relationship between having a job and committing a new criminal offense? What about having a degree or stable place of residence? For years, risk assessment instruments have used factors like employment and educational attainment to predict the likelihood of re-offending. Whitney Threadcraft-Walker uses examples from her
own educational journey to demonstrate the theory behind actuarial risk assessments. From theoretical concepts to algorithms and praxis, Dr. Threadcraft-Walker explains the pros and cons of one of the fastest growing areas of interest in criminal justice research.

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