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dc.contributor.authorBavitz, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorBookman, Sam
dc.contributor.authorEubank, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorHessekiel, Kira
dc.contributor.authorKrishnamurthy, Vivek
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-10T16:02:13Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBavitz, Christopher, Sam Bookman, Jonathan Eubank, Kira Hessekiel, and Vivek Krishnamurthy. 2018. Assessing the Assessments: Lessons From Early State Experiences in the Procurement and Implementation of Risk Assessment Tools. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society research publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37883502*
dc.description.abstractFor state and local officials, considering the development, procurement, implementation, and use of Risk Assessment (RA) tools can be a daunting endeavor. This report provides context for those making these decisions, beginning with brief case studies of four states (Kentucky, Wisconsin, California, and Pennsylvania) that have adopted (or attempted to adopt) such tools early on and describes their experiences. It then draws lessons from these case studies and suggests some questions that procurement officials should ask of themselves, their colleagues who call for the acquisition and implementation of tools, and the developers who create them. This report concludes by examining existing frameworks for technological and algorithmic fairness. The authors offer a framework of four questions that government procurers should be asking at the point of adopting RA tools. That framework draws from the experiences of the states we study and offers a way to think about accuracy (i.e., the RA tool’s ability to accurately predict recidivism), fairness (i.e., the extent to which an RA tool treats all defendants fairly, without exhibiting racial bias or discrimination), interpretability (the extent to which an RA tool can be interpreted by criminal justice officials and stakeholders, including judges, lawyers, and defendants), and operability (the extent to which an RA tool can be administered by officers within police, pretrial services, and corrections).en_US
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dc.publisherBerkman Klein Center for Internet & Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://cyber.harvard.edu/publication/2018/assessing-assessmentsen_US
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dc.titleAssessing the Assessments: Lessons From Early State Experiences in the Procurement and Implementation of Risk Assessment Toolsen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
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dash.depositing.authorBavitz, Christopher
dc.date.available2018-12-10T16:02:13Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedEubank, Jonathan
dash.contributor.affiliatedBookman, Sam
dash.contributor.affiliatedBavitz, Christopher
dash.contributor.affiliatedKrishnamurthy, Vivek
dash.contributor.affiliatedHessekiel, Kira


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