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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 Daily NewsSource: www.philly.com  Corrections Secretary John Wetzel Tours State Correction... <a href=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 submission those who violate it knowingly or... Continue Reading...


There’s good news and bad news.Source: www.conservativereview.com   US divorce rate hits 40-year low. Here's what those numbers won't tell you  As of this month, the national divorce rate is the lowest it’s been in almost 40 years, according to a report released by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green University. The marriage rate, on the other hand, increased slightly from 2014 to 2015... Continue Reading...
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