UW Law Professor Cecilia Klingele just published “The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections” in the Notre Dame Law Review. The article lays out the history of corrections reform, the emergence of evidence-based practices (including actuarial risk assessments), and cautions policymakers and practitioners about the potential for misuse of them. Click here to read the full article.
As it happens, SCOW has accepted review of a case that challenges the use of COMPAS assessments at sentencing. Click here.