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Statistical Racism

March 30, 2017

Nandan Rao ’17 (Data Science) has posted a simulation over on the BGSE Data Science blog to see if racial profiling really helps catch more criminals.

Source: Nandan Rao ’17

“In the real-life algorithms being implemented by police departments, as in our toy simulation, the data used to find criminals is not the data on crimes, but the data on crimes caught.”

Read the post and see the code he uses to produce the simulation and graphics over on the BGSE Data Science blog.

Source: Nandan Rao ’17


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