Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

State Chief Justices and Court Administrators Continue Harmful Advocacy of Justice-By-Algorithm Criminal Justice Policies Despite Fundamental Problems and Lack of Legal Recourse (Part Two)

May 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Jeffrey J. Clayton

(Second of Two Parts)

We continue with our article from the April issue.

Critics were quick to criticize the warnings regarding COMPAS risk assessment as anything but window dressing, which might well be the case. This debate, however, is exactly what is happening now in California. A mandatory risk assessment regime has been created by Senate Bill 10, which appears on the ballot as Proposition 25 in the November general election. The science behind risk assessment fell apart following the passage of that legislation in August...

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