November 18 Andrew Ferguson, The Rise of Big Data Policing & Brian Jefferson - Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age
"Andrew Guthrie Ferguson reveals how these new technologies ―viewed as race-neutral and objective―have been eagerly adopted by police departments hoping to distance themselves from claims of racial bias and unconstitutional practices. But behind the data are real people, and difficult questions remain about racial discrimination and the potential to distort constitutional protections. In this first book on big data policing, Ferguson offers an examination of how new technologies will alter the who, where, when and how we police. These new technologies also offer data-driven methods to improve police accountability and to remedy the underlying socio-economic risk factors that encourage crime. The Rise of Big Data Policing is a must read for anyone concerned with how technology will revolutionize law enforcement and its potential threat to the security, privacy, and constitutional rights of citizens.