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Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson is a Professor of Law at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. Professor Ferguson...

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Lee Rawles

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With resource-strapped police departments facing pressure to avert crime and end racially discriminatory police practices, many are turning to data-driven surveillance technology with the thought that it could be both more objective and more effective. But without transparency into what technology police are using and how the data is gathered, can the public have confidence that these tools will be used responsibly or effectively?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement. Ferguson discusses how these tools became popular, how they can be used and misused, how implicit bias can taint results, and the limits of predictive technology. He also shares suggestions for how citizens can have an impact on how data is used to police their community.

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The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

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Published: November 15, 2017
Podcast: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Category: Diversity , Legal Entertainment , Legal News
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