Yearly Archives: 2017

How computers are predicting crime – and potentially impacting your future

For about eight years, Philadelphia’s probation and parole department has used a computer algorithm to rate the riskiness of nearly every offender it oversees. But officials there won’t say what factors the tool weighs, raising questions about transparency. The city plans to create a similar risk assessment tool for use in bail decisions. – Tricia L. Nadolny, Philadelphia Inquirer and Continue Reading...

Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense? – New Hampshire Magazine – October 2017

Claiming you didn’t know the law may not protect you.Source: www.nhmagazine.com   Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense?A knowledgeable citizenry is the foundation of a civilized democracy. Without it, the community can’t make wise decisions and weigh the individual or collective consequences of their choices. Laws are designed to conform to a widely agreeable community standard and scare into Continue Reading...