Behavioral Nudges Reduce Failure to Appear for Court (via Science)

ABSTRACT: “Each year, millions of Americans fail to appear in court for low-level offenses, and warrants are then issued for their arrest. In two field studies in New York City, we make critical information salient by redesigning the summons form and providing text message reminders. These interventions reduce failures to appear by 13-21% and lead to 30,000 fewer arrest warrants over a 3-year period. In lab experiments, we find that while criminal justice professionals see failures to appear as relatively unintentional, laypeople believe they are more intentional. These lay beliefs reduce support for policies that make court information salient and increase support for punishment. Our findings suggest that criminal justice policies can be made more effective and humane by anticipating human error in unintentional offenses.” Access Full Article.

Block (Legal) Tech at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law

Tomorrow it is the Block (Legal) Tech Conference at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law … nearly 600+ registered to attend (overflow room will be available) … 20+ Speakers on One Stage discussing all things {Crypto + Law} from CryptoInfrastructure to CryptoLawyering to the Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technologies …. blocklegaltech.com

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Legal Data Science Research Group at Bucerius Law School

Spent the past few days here in Hamburg working with our multi-institutional scientific research team (Bucerius Law, Max Planck Institute, Chicago Kent Law, Heidelberg Law) … culminating in our presentation to the Bucerius Law Faculty today ! cc: Dirk Hartung Corinna Coupette Janis Beckedorf #legalinnovation #makelawbetter #legaltech #methods #legaldata #science #datascience #networkscience