Examining the Use of Algorithmic
Risk Assessments in Sentencing:
Wisconsin Supreme Court, State v Loomis
Over the past few years, criminal justice algorithms, also known as “algorithmic risk assessments”, are being increasingly taken into account by courts in order to determine the offender’s tendency to recidivism. Given that the criteria applied are beyond the offender’s control (such as his or her socioeconomic status, family...