Justice-in-Algorithms

Meeting time

TBD

Project description

The Justice-In-Algorithms team is addressing the issue of racial injustice through the investigation of the software program that selects applicants for jury duty. The Office of Public Defense Services has noticed that juries in Maricopa County tend to lack racial representation. By creating statistical models that compare demographic and court data, the issue at hand can be quantified. Moving forward, the team will develop a more robust program that would be able to replicate the functionality of the currently established software. An analysis of this program would assist in pinpointing the source of the racial discrepancy displayed in juries.

Location

Arizona