Algorithmic justice: Algorithms and big data in criminal justice settings

Aleš Završnik
  • European Journal of Criminology, September 2019, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1477370819876762

Automating criminal justice with machine-learning and predictive analytics

What is it about?

Big data, predictive analytics and machine learning are the new tools used in several domains, e.g. insurance, banking and education, and increasingly also in criminal justice. What are the consequences of such new tools in terms of fairness, equality, and discrimination?

Why is it important?

This is important as the new tools are perceived as objective and unbiased but are in fact picking up biases from society and embed them into automated decision-making tools used for decisions about human rights.

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