Garbage In, Gospel Out: How Data-Driven Policing Technologies Entrench Historic Racism and ‘Tech-Wash’ Bias in the Criminal Legal System

Sabelli, Martín; Wayne, Lisa M; O’Dowd, Kyle; Musa, Jumana; Lee, Wendy; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Task Force on Predictive Policing,

This NACDL Predicative Policing Task Force Report (1) calls attention to the rapid development and deployment of data-driven policing; (2) situates data-driven policing within the racialized historical context of policing and the criminal legal system; (3) makes actionable recommendations that respond to the reality, enormity, and impact of data-driven policing; and (4) suggests strategies for defense lawyers in places where data-driven policing technology is employed.