An analysis of racial bias in criminal sentencing

Can an algorithm be racist? An examination of the COMPAS algorithm used as an aid in making sentencing and parole decisions. Also featuring a critique of the critique!

logistic regression race politics and law algorithmic bias

Readings and links


While we've conducted an analysis of how "the world works," what can these same skills tell us about how someone else's algorithm works?

Notebooks, Assignments, and Walkthroughs

Breaking down machine bias

This notebook explores the ProPublica story Machine Bias. It uses the original data that the reporters collected for the story, through FOIA requests to Broward County, Florida.