An Examination of the COMPAS Classification: Results from a Study Conducted for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) began using the Northpointe Classification as a management tool in its corrections facilities in 2016. The current study is motivated by the principle of
periodically validating classification tools to ensure that they are performing well and achieving desired
agency objectives. The bookings in the data occurred between May 16, 2016 and May 10, 2018. There
were 35,923 bookings in the sample with 78% of the bookings for men and 22% for women.

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