Category: Parole

Computerized Justice is No Justice

ACTION NEEDED: Ohio Using an Invalid Risk Assessment Tool to Determine Pretrial Release, Probation

Ohio, long championing itself as a leader in the use of validated risk assessment tools is, in fact, open to serious scrutiny of their risk model. August 14, 2018 There is continuing opposition to the use of risk assessments in what might be called the cradle-to-grave of the criminal justice system. Currently, there is an…
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Criminal justice software code could send you to jail and there’s nothing you can do about it

Trade secrets are trumping personal liberty Excerpt from The Register – August 13, 2018 DEF CON American police and the judiciary are increasingly relying on software to catch, prosecute and sentence criminal suspects, but the code is untested, unavailable to suspects’ defense teams, and in some cases provably biased. In a presentation at the DEF CON…
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The New Republic: Turns Out Algorithms Are Racist

Turns Out Algorithms Are Racist In an August 2017 report on Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is suggested that “artificial intelligence may be just as bigoted as human beings.” The report by The New Republic digs deeper into the bias of machines in everything from credit approvals to social justice and the future doesn’t look to…
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