Monday, November 28, 2016

SORA: The human cost of junk science

This is from New York, but could apply to nearly any state in the nation. How reliable are risk assessments?
Of the nearly 40,000 persons on New York’s sex offender registry, 9,679 are displayed on its public website as Level 3, a warning that he or she presents the maximum risk of committing a sex crime of maximum seriousness. 14,087 persons are displayed as Level 2, meaning they’re moderately likely to commit a moderately serious sex crime.
With so many Frankensteins at large, it’s a wonder anyone dares leave the house.
 Full article here.


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