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Author Berk, Richard A.

Title Criminal justice forecasts of risk : a machine learning approach / Richard Berk
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (ix, 115 pages)
Series SpringerBriefs in computer science, 2191-5768
SpringerBriefs in computer science.
Contents Getting Started -- Some Important Background Material -- A Conceptual Introduction to Classification and Forecasting -- A More Formal Treatment of Classification and Forecasting -- Tree-Based Forecasting Methods -- Examples -- Implementation -- Some Concluding Observations About Actuarial Justice and More
Summary Annotation Machine learning and nonparametric function estimation procedures can be effectively used in forecasting. One important and current application is used to make forecasts of future dangerousness" to inform criminal justice decision. Examples include the decision to release an individual on parole, determination of the parole conditions, bail recommendations, and sentencing. Since the 1920s, "risk assessments" of various kindshave been used in parole hearings, but the current availability of large administrative data bases, inexpensive computing power, and developments in statistics and computer science have increased their accuracy and applicability. In this book, these developments are considered with particular emphasis on the statistical and computer science tools, under the rubric of supervised learning, that can dramatically improve these kinds of forecasts in criminal justice settings. The intended audience is researchers in the social sciences and data analysts in criminal justice agencies
Analysis Computer science
Artificial intelligence
Mathematical statistics
Statistical Theory and Methods
Probability and Statistics in Computer Science
computer sciences
kunstmatige intelligentie
statistische analyse
statistical analysis
Information and Communication Technology (General)
Informatie- en communicatietechnologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Crime forecasting -- Data processing
Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- Data processing
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461430858