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Does the outcome of a model predicting the probability of a parolee reoffending establish a bias towards parolees?

asked in DATA360_Spring2019 by (432 points)

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I believe that a model predicting the probability of a parolee reoffending does create a negative bias towards parolees. If there is a model showing that parolee's are not likely to clean up their actions and remain clean, then individuals may give them a harsher punishment. With everything being so data driven in society, predictors and models could really influence the justice system in this case.

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