What’s New

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An op-ed from leading thinkers in statistics, data science and law explains the fundamental problems with pre-trial risk assessments:

“Applying ‘big data’ forecasting to our existing criminal justice practices is not just inadequate — it also risks cementing the irrational fears and flawed logic of mass incarceration behind a veneer of scientific objectivity.”