A study published in Science Advances suggests that amateurs are about as accurate as the COMPAS software that many judges use to inform their decisions.
The city is trying everything it can think of to reverse a soaring homicide rate. But its fundamental problems keep getting in the way.
The Georgia city is being urged to embrace a national wave of bail reform that has already taken hold in places like Chicago and Houston.
With crime rates at lows not seen in decades, but drug addiction and untreated mental illness looming as persistent problems, some say it may be time to rethink the size of police forces.
Bias can creep in, but algorithms tend to increase fairness in the courts.
Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.