Andrew Ferguson: The Rise of Big Data Policing

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You have to take into account the history of race and surveillance when you’re talking about any new predictive policing technology...Every time we have seen an innovation of surveillance, we’ve turned it on communities of color and poor people first.
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Andrew Ferguson discusses his book The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement with Chris Richardson. Ferguson is a Professor of Law at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. Ferguson teaches and writes about the intersection of technology and the criminal justice system. He is a national expert on predictive policing and the Fourth Amendment. His legal commentary has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Economist, the Washington Post, USA Today, the ABA Journal, The Atlantic (digital), The Huffington Post, and other national and international newspapers, magazines, and media sites. He stars in the “Welcome To Jury Duty Video” in D.C. Superior Court seen by more than 30,000 DC citizens annually.



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