Four months before he allegedly took part in a botched robbery that left a Spring Garden father bleeding to death in front of his young daughter, Maurice Roberts was assessed for the likelihood he would commit just such a violent crime.
Philadelphia’s Adult Probation and Parole Department won’t say how he scored.
And the answer is hidden in the recesses of a computer algorithm officials don’t want to talk about.
That reluctance came as a surprise to Richard Berk, a criminologist from the University of Pennsylvania who helped create the algorithm.
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