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The Resource The rise of big data policing : surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

The rise of big data policing : surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

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The rise of big data policing : surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement
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The rise of big data policing
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surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement
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Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
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eng
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In a high-tech command center in downtown Los Angeles, a digital map lights up with 911 calls, television monitors track breaking news stories, surveillance cameras sweep the streets, and rows of networked computers link analysts and police officers to a wealth of law enforcement intelligence. This is just a glimpse into a future where software predicts future crimes, algorithms generate virtual "most-wanted" lists, and databanks collect personal and biometric information. The Rise of Big Data Policing introduces the cutting-edge technology that is changing how the police do their jobs and shows why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. 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. After a series of high-profile police shootings and federal investigations into systemic police misconduct, and in an era of law enforcement budget cutbacks, data-driven policing has been billed as a way to "turn the page" on racial bias. 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. --
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/* Starred Review */ A survey of predictive policing: how data makes it possible, its benefits and pitfalls, and what it may portend for American law enforcement and race relations.In an important book that goes to the heart of issues at the forefront of contemporary life, Ferguson (Law/Univ. of the District of Columbia; Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Constitutional Action, 2012) examines how police departments are now using supposedly "objective" data-driven surveillance technologies to work more effectively in a budget-cutting era and to avoid claims of racial bias. In this engaging, well-written narrative, based on studies and a deep understanding of policing, the author describes the growing police use of shared data (the National Crime Information Center database is "reportedly accessed 12 million times a day by authorities"), its effects on how and where police work, and its usefulness in predicting future criminals (just as Amazon uses data to identify repeat shoppers). Some uses of data are surprising, as in Chicago, New Orleans, and other cities, where police maintain "heat lists" of individuals likely to be involved in crimes and then write to and visit the listed suspects, warning them to avoid criminal activity. The data used in predictive policing is prone to bias and error, warns Ferguson, and it includes "black data," which is opaque, hidden in complex algorithms deemed proprietary by software vendors who work with police. Using erroneous data can lead to "aggressive police presence, surveillance, and perceived harassment" in poor communities of color. In fact, "big data policing reifies many of the systemic inequalities of traditional policing," writes the author, who is candid in his assessment of the role of implicit bias in law enforcement. He concludes with questions he urges police departments to ask about racial bias, error, and accountability in data-driven policing. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how technology is changing American policing.(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2017)
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Ferguson, Andrew G
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363.2/32028557
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  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Big data
  • Data mining in law enforcement
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Criminal statistics
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Big data
  • Criminal statistics
  • Data mining in law enforcement
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • LAW / Criminal Law
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
  • United States
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surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement
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The rise of big data policing : surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-246) and index
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Contents
Introduction : big data policing -- Big data's watchful eye : the rise of data surveillance -- Data is the new black : the lure of data-driven policing -- Whom we police : person-based predictive targeting -- Where we police : place-based predictive policing -- When we police : real-time surveillance and investigation -- How we police : data mining digital haystacks -- Black data : distortions of race, transparency, and law -- Blue data : policing data -- Bright data : risk and remedy -- No data : filling data holes -- Conclusion : questions for the future
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1898103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
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9781479892822
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2017012924
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781479892822
  • (OCoLC)978352094
Label
The rise of big data policing : surveillance, race, and the future of law enforcement, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : big data policing -- Big data's watchful eye : the rise of data surveillance -- Data is the new black : the lure of data-driven policing -- Whom we police : person-based predictive targeting -- Where we police : place-based predictive policing -- When we police : real-time surveillance and investigation -- How we police : data mining digital haystacks -- Black data : distortions of race, transparency, and law -- Blue data : policing data -- Bright data : risk and remedy -- No data : filling data holes -- Conclusion : questions for the future
Control code
1898103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781479892822
Lccn
2017012924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479892822
  • (OCoLC)978352094

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