Against prediction : profiling, policing, and punishing in an actuarial age (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Against prediction : profiling, policing, and punishing in an actuarial age

Author: Bernard E Harcourt; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard E Harcourt; ebrary, Inc.
OCLC Number: 1200917412
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Description: viii, 336 p. : ill.
Contents: Actuarial methods in the criminal law --
The rise of the actuarial paradigm --
Ernest W. Burgess and parole prediction --
The proliferation of actuarial methods in punishing and policing --
The critique of actuarial methods --
The mathematics of actuarial prediction : the illusion of efficiency --
The ratchet effect : an overlooked social cost --
The pull of prediction : distorting our conceptions of just punishment --
Toward a more general theory of punishing and policing --
A case study on racial profiling --
Shades of gray --
The virtues of randomization.
Responsibility: Bernard E. Harcourt.

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