A criminologist and a computer scientist say they have developed software that can predict whether a U.S. inmate sentenced to death will actually end up getting offed by the state. The Christian Science Monitor reports:
What some observers find alarming about the outcome is that the 19 points of data supplied on each death-row inmate contained no details of the case. Only facts such as age, race, sex, and marital status were included, along with the date and type of offense.
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