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Algorithm Use in Criminal Proceedings

Algorithm Use in Criminal Proceedings
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

The panel will focus in significant part on the bail process, due to the concrete example provided by recent developments in New Jersey's use of algorithms in bail reform. The panel will discuss not only how the algorithm is used there by the courts and the effect that it has on the bail process, but the broader application and implications similar algorithms could have in the criminal justice context. Using the example of bail reform as a springboard, panelists on all sides of the issue (prosecution, defense, judiciary, and programming) will examine the potential future topics to which such algorithmic tools may be applied, and the expected benefits or problems the use of algorithms may pose for the criminal justice system.

Elizabeth Bernhardt, Cohen & Gresser
Joseph Ferdenzi , Senior Prosecutor, Queens District Attorney's Office
Hon. James Sattely, New Jersey State Judge
Julia Stoyanovich, Assistant Professor, New York University
Vincent Southerland, Professor, New York University

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Science & Law Committee, Aileen Nielsen, Chair 

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Criminal Courts Committee, Kerry J. Ward, Chair 

Related Resources:
If you're interested in this program, you may also be interested in these City Bar resources:
The Use of Artificial Intelligence to Further Agenda Items Outlined in the State of the State
Report on the First Step Act

Support for Comprehensive Bail Reform - 2019 NYS Executive Budget
Report on A.2190/S.3097 which would require the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders to consult a "validated risk instrument" when making its recommendation to courts regarding the appropriate risk level of a sex offender 

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