Phys.org: Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk

Phys.org: Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk. “A widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than people with no criminal justice experience, according to a Dartmouth College study. The Dartmouth analysis showed that non-experts who responded to an online survey performed equally as well as the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) software system used by courts to help determine the risk of recidivism.”

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