Research finds offender risk assessment tools in US are promising, but questions remain

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160607140426.htm

The criminal justice system in the United States uses a variety of tools to assess the behavior of criminal offenders, and those risk assessments can have a significant impact on an offender’s fate. A new meta-analysis of the research conducted in the US on these tools shows that — while promising — it is still unclear whether these tools reduce bias against offenders based on race or other factors.

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