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Automating incarceration

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Science  16 Jul 2021:
Vol. 373, Issue 6552, pp. 287
DOI: 10.1126/science.abj3268

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In Just Algorithms, Christopher Slobogin develops two careful and sustained comparative arguments in favor of automating the nature and duration of criminal sentencing in the United States along with principles to govern the machinery of this automation. The primary purpose of the book is to counter recent arguments against automated jurisprudence, especially those made concerning potential biases inherent in computational risk assessment instruments (RAIs).

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