Criminogenic Needs: Definition & Risk Factors


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Which of the following items is an example of a criminogenic need?

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1. Criminogenic needs are assessed in which part of the criminal justice system?

2. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a component of which part of the risk-needs-responsivity model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thoroughly test your understanding of what is meant by criminogenic needs with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will need to know examples of these needs and their assessment to successfully complete this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you should be prepared to do the following:

  • Identify an example of a criminogenic need
  • State in which part of the criminal justice system criminogenic needs are assessed
  • Note of which part of the risk-needs-response model cognitive behavior therapy is a component
  • Recognize what would be included in the term 'programming'
  • Recall how risk factors are described as part of an offender's background

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as examples of criminogenic needs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding programming
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive behavior therapy and what term is used in reference to risk factors

Additional Learning

Study more details about this topic by viewing the lesson titled Criminogenic Needs: Definition & Risk Factors. This lesson reviews:

  • Which two categories criminogenic needs are broken into
  • When the risk-needs-response model was developed and when it was formally introduced
  • What the risk principle states
  • What is meant by the terms 'specific responsivity' and 'general responsivity'