Many in the justice reform community advocate for a new focus on identifying and intercepting future risks as the organizing criminal justice principle.
Rather than wait for the next victimization and only then impose sanctions for misconduct, they argue that predictive algorithms should be used to compute a score; then, handle the locations or the suspects (or defendants, or probationers) according to the scores they have earned.
The algorithms offer a way to anticipate and prevent crimes, rather than just . . .
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