Commercial Software No More Accurate Than Untrained People in Predicting Recidivism (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study by Dressel et al. shows the software COMPAS is no more accurate or fair than predictions made by people with little or no criminal justice expertise. Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.