Criminal Prediction Software Accuracy Under Scrutiny

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News of evidence – via a Dartmouth research program team (Julia Dressel and Hany Farid) – of potentially flawed prediction algorithms in a mission critical software product (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS)) utilized by a large number of jurisdiction in the United States and Canada… Read the abstract and full research report in J. Dressel el al., “The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism,” Science Advances 4, No. 1 (17 January 2018) (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5580) or download the study’s PDF. Enjoy.

Citation: J. Dressel, H. Farid, The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism. Sci. Adv. 4, eaao5580 (2018).

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/eaao5580