CJARS partners with Measures for Justice on data harmonization

CJARS has established a collaborative partnership with Measures for Justice (MFJ) to develop a machine learning algorithm that will assist with the classification of offense descriptions into MFJ’s offense classification schema.

The product of this partnership will be an algorithm that will be made publicly available to researchers to implement and use with their own data. This will have the benefit of (1) substantially cutting down on the resources needed to code offense descriptions manually and (2) make research findings more consistent and comparable by bringing offense classification into one commonly used schema.

More information can about this partnership can be found in this press release.