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Recidivism Predictors

Noting that the criminal-justice field increasingly relies on risk assessments despite questions about their legitimacy in predicting recidivism, a nonprofit brought a federal complaint for Justice Department records on such practices.

WASHINGTON - Noting that the criminal-justice field increasingly relies on risk assessments despite questions about their legitimacy in predicting recidivism, the nonprofit EPIC, short for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, brought a federal complaint against the Justice Department for records on such practices under the Freedom of Information Act.

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