Data & Society > our work > Points > What do we want criminal justice technology to be?

points | 10.25.16

What do we want criminal justice technology to be?

Josh Scannell

D&S researcher Josh Scannell responds to Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology’s “The Perpetual Line-Up” study.

Reports like “The Perpetual Line-Up” force a fundamental question: What do we want technologies like facial recognition to do? Do we want them to automate narrowly “unbiased” facets of the criminal justice system? Or do we want to end the criminal justice system’s historical role as an engine of social injustice? We can’t have both.

Subscribe to the Data & Society newsletter

Support us

Donate
Data & Society Research Institute 36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011, Tel: 646.832.2038

Reporters and media:
[email protected]

General inquiries:
[email protected]

Unless otherwise noted this site and its contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.