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New Study Urges Skepticism About Crime Prediction Tool

COMPAS, a tool frequently used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing another crime, is no more accurate than strangers from the internet, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. The COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions) algorithm assesses a number of factors, including a defendant’s criminal record, to assess if an… Keep Reading

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TSA Inspectors Advised to Align More Closely with Risk

A GAO report has found that surface inspectors from the TSA should align their activities more closely with identified risks. It makes four recommendations which include addressing limitations in TSA’s data system and defining objectives for the RMAST program. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review the activities of Transportation Security Administration… Keep Reading

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