‘Assisted’ Facial Recognition and the Reinvention of Suspicion and Discretion in Digital Policing

Automated facial recognition (AFR) surveillance has emerged as a particularly controversial technology among the growing armoury of digital policing tools.  In this article, published by the British Journal of Criminology on 13 October 2020, Professor Pete Fussey and co-authors Bethan Davies and Martin Innes, analyse how digital processes affect police discretion and suspicion formation across London Metropolitan and South Wales Police trials of AFR.