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Algorithmic risk assessment in the hands of humans

Megan T. Stevenson (George Mason University), Jennifer L. Doleac (Texas A&M University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

We evaluate the impacts of adopting algorithmic predictions of future offending (risk assessments) as an aid to judicial discretion in felony sentencing. We find that judges' decisions are influenced by the risk score, leading to longer sentences for defendants with higher scores and shorter se...

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Volume: no. 12853
Main Author: Stevenson, Megan T
Doleac, Jennifer L
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : December 2019
Erscheinungsort: (Ort)Bonn
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (71 Seiten) : Diagramme
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: Discussion paper series / IZA Institute of Labor Economics ; no. 12853
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT020333981 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn