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Published: 14 January 2021

232 Pages | 14 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780190684099

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Predict and Surveil

Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing

Sarah Brayne

  • Includes never-published, first-hand accounts of how a massive law enforcement agency leverages big data technologies to expand surveillance in the name of objective, predictive policing
  • Provides a new understanding of the scope of police surveillance in today's digital world
  • Argues that the use of big data and algorithms by police widens the scope of the criminal justice system, results in massively increased surveillance, and reinforces stereotypes and discrimination
  • Reveals the collaboration between public law enforcement, private data brokers, and technology companies

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