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Simulating algorithmic risk assessments at pretrial

A legal education simulation developed by Keith Porcaro called Detain/Release puts students in the role of a county judge at a bail hearing, and prompts them to detain or release individual defendants pending trial. Going through the simulation conveys the lesson of the framing power of software; that the mere presence of a risk assessment tool can reframe a judge’s decision-making process and induce new biases, regardless of the tool’s quality. 

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