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'The death penalty in Nebraska is broken'

Wow:

Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty on Wednesday when lawmakers boldly voted 30-19 to override the governor’s veto.

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How wide to make the net in actuarial tools? (false positives versus false negatives)

An interesting debate/question came up in my work recently. I conducted an analysis of a violence risk assessment tool for a police department. Currently the PD takes around the top 1,000 scores of this tool, and then uses further intelligence and clinical judgements to place a small number of people on a chronic offender list (who are then subject to further interventions). 835 more words

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