Can Data Create Justice in Criminal Law?

Ideally, the criminal justice system should keep communities safe and treat people fairly. As the intersection of policy and technology blurs, how can we ensure justice for all? Bringing together data collected from correctional facilities, law enforcement, emergency services, public health and more can begin to stitch narratives that allow for faster action and smarter decisions. For law enforcement, having access to real-time data can influence system-wide decisions ranging from whom to arrest to whom to prosecute and jail.

Lynn Overmann, former White House Senior Advisor to the US CTO for Criminal Justice, and Anne Milgram, NYU’s School of Law Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, share their thoughts on data’s impact to the criminal justice system and address the big question—can data enhance the integrity of our criminal justice system?

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