Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age
Bernard E. Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Director Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought Bernard E Harcourt
University of Chicago Press, 2007 - Law - 336 pages
From random security checks at airports to the use of risk assessment in sentencing, actuarial methods are being used more than ever to determine whom law enforcement officials target and punish. And with the exception of racial profiling on our highways and streets, most people favor these methods because they believe they’re a more cost-effective way to fight crime.