Can Statistics Lie? How the Risk Matrix 2000 Influences Criminal Justice Outcomes in the UK

David J Cooke La Trobe Law School Glasgow Caledonian University

Since the mid-nineties, the judiciary system in the United Kingdom has utilised a tool called the ‘Risk Matrix 2000’ (RM2000), to determine whether an individual convicted of a crime will be likely to reoffend if given the opportunity. The outcomes… Continue Reading