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Uncertainty in Criminal Justice Algorithms: simulation studies of the Pennsylvania Additive Classification Tool

  title={Uncertainty in Criminal Justice Algorithms: simulation studies of the Pennsylvania Additive Classification Tool},
  author={Swarup Dhar and Vanessa A. Massaro and Darakhshan J. Mir and Nathan C. Ryan},
Much attention has been paid to algorithms related to sentencing, the setting of bail, parole decisions and recidivism while less attention has been paid to carceral algorithms, those algorithms used to determine an incarcerated individual’s lived experience. In this paper we study one such algorithm, the Pennsylvania Additive Classification Tool (PACT) that assigns custody levels to incarcerated individuals. We analyze the PACT in ways that criminal justice algorithms are often analyzed… 

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