Infographics About Algorithms And Criminal Justice


“ADILT Ringvorlesung” highlighted the social-legal environment of criminal justice by identifying and defining the different needs and possibilities of deploying algorithmic decision-making solutions in the distinct stages of the criminal procedure. A peculiar paradox prevails in this area: although no comprehensive policy on the use of algorithms and algorithmic decision-making exists in the justice process, the application of tools using such technology is almost universal and expanding. The lecture introduced the main challenges in this regard and presented arguments why the applications of algorithms within criminal justice are not evidential simply because technology enables it. Seven main criteria are identified, which support explaining both the lack of necessity and the lack of compliance with system-relevant values and characters of criminal justice regarding the application of algorithms. Prof. Karsai with participants had the chance to discuss adaptation traps and the myth of objective truth, the inherent non-mathematisable values of criminal justice, the ‘bad’ subjectivity (whether subjectivity of the judge should be excluded), and the purity of the data was addressed as well.
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