Policing and Technology

Huge shifts are occurring in the technology of policing. Longstanding questions at the core of policing – how to effectively and innovatively protect all communities; how to balance law enforcement with civil liberties and racial justice; how to institutionalize best practice within complex policing agencies – are attracting unusually intense attention. At the same time, those familiar policy dilemmas are taking new forms in the context of a rapidly shifting technological environment, which provides new tools to police while adding new dimensions to the challenges and trade-offs inherent in policing. This policy lab will analyze several specific technologies within existing legal and policy frameworks and make recommendations on where and how law and policy can “catch up” to the technologies’ use and implementation.

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