Friday, February 10, 2012

Plea Bargains and Interests

The latest additions on my list of Words I Hate.

 Game theory has been used to analyze the plea bargaining decision.  

Game Theory FFS! 


what does game theory have to do with justice at all?

The theoretical work based on the prisoner's dilemma is one reason that, in many countries, plea bargaining is forbidden
Two men are arrested, but the police do not possess enough information for a conviction. Following the separation of the two men, the police offer both a similar deal—if one testifies against his partner (defects/betrays), and the other remains silent (cooperates/assists), the betrayer goes free and the cooperator receives the full one-year sentence. If both remain silent, both are sentenced to only one month in jail for a minor charge. If each 'rats out' the other, each receives a three-month sentence. Each prisoner must choose either to betray or remain silent; the decision of each is kept quiet. What should they do?

The theoretical conclusion of PD is one reason why, in many countries, plea bargaining is forbidden. Often, precisely the PD scenario applies: it is in the interest of both suspects to confess and testify against the other prisoner/suspect, even if each is innocent of the alleged crime.

The prisoner's dilemma is a canonical example of a game, analyzed in game theory that shows why two individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interest to do so.

WTF happened to the interest of truth and justice and fairness and all that is right?
Buried under a mother lode of Ca$h to start with.
Sgt. Wuterich and OJ are but the tip of the iceberg in this mother pile of shit justice.

Here is that unholy word, "Intere$t$"
again so often heard today usually right next to American,
American Intere$t$ - also usually equivalent to
Blood and murders 
with not one care for the sanctity of life.

I mean in a jungle there is no sanctity of life really but among the human species it is somewhat foolishly expected, even desired.

What is it with the Bohemian Dreaming crap anyway?

Truth, Justice, Beauty, Love 
and all other impossible Dreams?

Why does one keep expecting the unexpectable, hoping for the "unhopable"?

They do say that madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

We are but monkeys with higher delusions that's all:
Dreams to be busted, 

Truths to be annihilated, 

Hopes to be crushed 

Thirst (for justice) to just die from

and Visions to be blinded by.

In game theoryNash equilibrium (named after John Forbes Nash, who proposed it) is a solution concept of a game involving two or more players, in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players, and no player has anything to gain by changing only his own strategy 

So basically we get our "concept" of "justice" from a paranoid schizophrenic coldly playing with numbers.  

The same maths that were applied here too

Way to go Human Race!

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