NSW Police has a 'secret algorithm' that judges how likely someone is to commit a crime | Law

NSW Police has a 'secret algorithm' that judges how likely someone is to commit a crime

Dr Vicki Sentas speaks to Business Insider Australia (26 October 2017) regarding her recent report exposing the 'Suspect Target Management Plan', and it's use by police to identify people at an assumed high risk of committing a crime.

“This type of heavy-handed proactive policing is very damaging to the relationship between young people and the police and we believe it undermines key objectives of the NSW Justice system, including diversion, rehabilitation and therapeutic justice,” said Sentas.

Dr Sentas also pointed out that the 'Suspect Target Management Plan' disproportionately made “discriminatory assumptions” by targetting young people under the age of 25 and indigenous citizens.

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