Who Lives? Who Dies?
A computer program can predict, with 92 percent accuracy, which prisoners on death row will be executed:
According to the system, the death row inmates most likely to be executed are those with the lowest levels of education. The researchers, from Texas A&M UniversityTexarkana and Loyola University New Orleans, report in the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, that neither the severity of the crime nor racethe latter of which is often cited as a key factor in convictionsare reliable forecasters of a prisoner's fate.