From a questionnaire created by Northpointe, a company that develops software to determine the likelihood that a defendant in a criminal trial will break the law in the future. The questionnaire asks the respondent to rate statements on a scale from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.” In May, an analysis by ProPublica found that the Northpointe algorithm’s accuracy rate for predicting violent crimes was 20 percent. African-American defendants were wrongly labeled future criminals at twice the rate of white defendants.
I feel unhappy at times.
I feel discouraged at times.
I have never felt sad about things in my life.
I have never intensely disliked anyone.
I always practice what I preach.
I have played sick to get out of something.
I have gotten involved in things I later wished I could have gotten out of.
If someone insults my friends, family, or group, they are asking for trouble.
I have felt very angry at someone or something.
The law doesn’t help average people.