The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a new Trends & issues paper on high-harm offending by outlaw motorcycle gangs.
- This study uses machine learning methods to develop a risk assessment tool to predict recorded high-harm offending. Results are compared with those of a model predicting any recorded offending.
- The model predicted high-harm offending with a high degree of accuracy. Importantly, the tool accurately identified offenders prior to the point of offending escalation.
- This has important implications for informing law enforcement responses to outlaw motorcycle gangs.