Daily Archives: October 22, 2015

PA contemplating risk assessment in sentencing

According to FiveThirtyEight, PA is on the verge of using risk assessment in sentencing. Sentencing based on how likely one is to commit future crimes might be a phenomenal way to preliminary reduce a lot of the harm that the drug war has done to our justice system without taking the politically unpopular step of actually making drugs legal. It could also be a very clumsy system that decreases the effectiveness of the justice system. We’ll have to wait and see, but state experimentation with government is never a bad thing.