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Trade-offs in Algorithmic Risk Assessment: an Australian Domestic Violence Case Study

McNamara, Daniel; Graham, Timothy; Broad, Ellen; Ong, Cheng Soon


Actuarial methods have been part of criminal law and its enforcement in jurisdictions around the world for nearly a century. 1 ’Actuarial’ methods employ probability theory to shape risk management tools designed to help humans make decisions about who to search, what geographical areas to police, eligibility for bail, eligibility for parole, the length of a criminal sentence and the kind of prison a convicted offender should be incarcerated in. 2 The criminal justice system can be said to have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Good Data
Access Rights: Open Access


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