Debating Algorithmic Fairness


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.

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

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