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Pretrial Risk Assessment Can Produce Race-Neutral Results - PJI 2017 

07-26-2017 12:21

The integrity and effectiveness of pretrial justice depends on the court’s ongoing commitment to recognizing and eliminating bias in its decision making. Pretrial justice systems based on money bail and subjective decision-making criteria produce unacceptable racially disparate results. Validated pretrial risk assessment tools, when thoughtfully designed and tested and objectively applied, can help jurisdictions reduce racial and economic bias in the decisions they make and the outcomes they produce.

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