Durham police criticised over 'crude' profiling

Durham police criticised over 'crude' profiling
 

Durham police has been criticised by privacy campaigners over the "crude" data used in software to help process offenders.
The tool helped predict which people were likely to commit more crimes.
To generate its assessments on reoffending, it drew on data gathered by credit referencing firm Experian.
Durham said the tool helped identify those most at risk of reoffending so they could be offered more help to "improve their life chances".
Experian said the information was drawn largely from surveys and public data and that it sought to avoid stereotyping in its... read more

 
9 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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