SoCal: Hammer Forum - Minority Reports

Los Angeles, CA
Risk assessments—computer programs that predict the likelihood of someone committing a crime—are increasingly common in courtrooms, yet these “future-crime formulas” are marked by troubling racial prejudices that can influence everything from bond amounts to sentencing to prison time. Join Columbia University alums, award-winning journalist Julia Angwin and USC communications professor Laura Castãneda. Ms. Angwin will be discussing her work with risk assessment algorithms and the criminal justice system.