Law enforcement research

  • Oct292020

    Surveillance Arbitration in the Era of Digital Policing

    In their latest article, published in Theoretical Criminology (29 October 2020), Professor Pete Fussey and Dr Ajay Sandhu analyse the…

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  • Oct132020

    ‘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. …

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  • Sep112020

    Essex Expertise Informs Facial Recognition Decision

    The expertise and leading-edge research of three Essex academics has informed a landmark judgment on police use of facial recognition.…

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  • Aug182020

    When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong – Pete Fussey Interviewed for Police and Facial Recognition Podcast by MIT Technology Review

    Project Co-Director Prof Pete Fussey was recently interviewed for ‘When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong’, the first in a four-part…

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  • Aug042020

    The ‘Uberization of Policing’? How Police Negotiate and Operationalise Predictive Policing Technology

    Predictive policing generally refers to police work that utilises strategies, algorithmic technologies, and big data to generate near-future predictions about…

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  • Apr222020

    Right On – The Wednesday Web Chat

    The HRBDT project is supporting a new digital initiative that aims to keep the Human Rights dialogue going during the…

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  • Mar052020

    Discussion Series: Live Facial Recognition

    In July 2019 researchers from the Human Rights Big Data and Technology Project published the first independently-funded academic report into…

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  • Dec312019

    Exploring the Demands for Data and Technology by the Users of Digital Policing

    Researchers Daniel Marciniak and Prof Pete Fussey have completed an ethnography of digital policing in the New Orleans Police Department…

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  • Jul032019

    HRBDT Researchers Launch New Report on London Metropolitan Police’s Trial of Live Facial Recognition Technology

    A new report by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex…

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  • May032019

    BBC Radio Essex Interview – Surveillance Technology

    Professor Pete Fussey was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Essex talking about his role leading the new human rights, data…

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