Questioning the Biases of Big Data in Criminal Justice

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Questioning the Biases of Big Data in Criminal Justice

February 10, 2017 | by Laurel EckhouseThe Washington Post

Despite assumptions that using big data helps to remove bias from the criminal justice system, the author of this opinion piece in The Washington Post argues that data-driven tools could exacerbate, rather than reduce inequity. For these tools to work, she states, they must use racially unbiased data, and the organizations creating these tools should be transparent about the anonymous data they use to build them so that underlying bias can be assessed. Read the full article here. Read NCCD’s research on race and risk here