Profiling in Criminal Justice

48 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2022

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Brendan O'Flaherty

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics

Rajiv Sethi

Barnard College, Columbia University; Santa Fe Institute

Morgan Williams Jr

Barnard College, Columbia University, Department of Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2022

Abstract

We provide a selective survey of the literature on profiling by criminal justice agents, including changes in the nature of discrimination resulting from the proliferation of algorithms for prediction. We argue for a taxonomy of harms that differs somewhat from the conventional approach taken by economists.

Keywords: Discrimination, Policing, Criminal Justice, Algorithms

JEL Classification: J15, J18, K40

Suggested Citation

O'Flaherty, Brendan and Sethi, Rajiv and Williams Jr, Morgan, Profiling in Criminal Justice (August 1, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4178428 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4178428

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