Debating Algorithmic Fairness

Abstract

The ProPublica/Northpointe racial bias debate, and the broader issue of algorithmic fairness, present significant dilemmas for criminal justice officials, legal practitioners, data scientists, and policymakers. This paper addresses these concerns with a mixed-methods empirical project to inform legal practitioners and data scientists on some of these difficult challenges.

Publication
(2019) 52 (4) UC Davis Law Review Online 261
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Melissa Hamilton

Dr Melissa Hamilton is a member of the Hub and a Reader at the School of Law.