Nudging people to court.

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  • Author(s): Kohler-Hausmann, Issa
  • Source:
    Science. 11/6/2020, Vol. 370 Issue 6517, p658-659. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      The article comments on summonses and misdemeanor arrests on poor and minorities in by New York City. In a report by A. Fishbane and colleagues published in this issue, it is mentioned that 40% of the summonses in 2015 issued in New York City resulted in a failure to appear (FTA) in court, which usually resulted in an arrest. Fishban experimented with a number of different behavioral "nudges," such as texting different types of reminders to defendants, which decreased the FTA rate.