The advancement in the field of predictive justice provides a number of benefits for the efficient working of the justice administration. Deployment of predictive algorithmic models can provide legal certainty by nudging judges to align their decisions with the past decisions. Apart from standardising application of legal rules, it can also allow stakeholders to take informed decisions before proceeding with a court case, encourage speedy disposal of cases, sentencing reference, out-of- court settlement and prioritising cases where violation seems likely. The challenge is to have a mechanism that respects fair procedure and accommodates concerns of those impacted by this automated justice system. This requires a framework of action in the form of a strong policy that defines the scope of predictive justice in courts of law and puts in place necessary safeguards. Judicial reforms with combined efforts of the central government via Ministry of Law and Justice and the Judiciary should conceive progressive policy measures for enabling predictive justice.
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