Algorithmic Profiling and Automated Decision-Making in Criminal Justice

Algorithmic Profiling and Automated Decision-Making in Criminal Justice

Max Planck Fellow Group

The research group “Algorithmic Profiling and Automated Decision-Making in Criminal Jus­tice” is dedicated to legal issues that arise from the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the areas of crime detection, prosecution, and sentencing of criminal offenses. Its aim is to examine whether traditional criminal law doctrine and existing criminal law practice provide convincing answers to the questions posed by the use of AI systems; where this is not the case, innovative solutions will be developed. The various projects make use of legal meth­od­ology, comparative legal analysis, and computer science.

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Research Topics

The research group is open to research projects on all issues that arise from the use of AI in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. This includes investigations into criminal responsi­bil­ity when AI is used as a new actor as well as questions about the potentialities and limits of auto­mated applications of law in the area of criminal justice, such as algorithmic sentencing and new regulatory and supervisory models for the use of AI in criminal justice systems.


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