Why Judges Should Be Wary of Risk Assessment Tools

Algorithms that assess the risk of recidivism are increasingly being used to make decisions about how to address criminal behavior. That’s an “overreach,” says a professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Will the Mass Bail Out Movement Prod Reforms?

Last October’s well-publicized bailout of 105 New Yorkers who were awaiting trial is now history. But a volunteer who participated says it underlines why changing America’s pretrial detention system should be a high priority.