JTDL: Predictive policing runs amok in Florida; risk assessments & plea bargains + new jobs


A predictive policing program is harassing families in Pasco County, Florida. (Tampa Bay Times) Does predictive policing enforce racial bias? (Reuters)

A qualitative study of attorney perceptions of risk assessment in sentencing and plea bargaining. (Journal of Community Psychology) (h/t Andrew Davies)

Portland, Oregon unanimously passed the strictest facial recognition ban in the country, impacting both public and private use of the tech. (Ars) Amazon lobbied against it. (VICE)

For a second time, Detroit police wrongfully arrested a Black man due to facial recognition. (VICE)

How to regulate biometrics. (AI Now)

A newly released December ruling from the US FISA court approved warrantless surveillance rules while scolding the FBI. (New York Times)

A usability report on Utah’s online dispute resolution platform. (University of Arizona)

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence released a new podcast. (National Institute of Justice)

Two justice tech apps made it into the LexisNexis accelerator. (Lexis) (h/t Jenny Kim)


[Virtual] New America is hosting speakers on “Power, Policing, & Tech” on September 18. (NA)

[Virtual] The Law Via the Internet Conference takes place on September 22 and 23. (LVI 2020)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation is looking for a deputy director. (ABA)

American Prison Data Systems, a prison education software company, needs a scrum leader. (APDS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

BetaNYC needs a civic hacker. (BNYC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Blue Ridge Labs has opened their fellowship applications. (BRL) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The California Law Revision Commission is taking on the penal code and needs a data savvy attorney. (CLRC) (h/t Thomas Nosewicz)

The Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple openings. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Data & Society is hiring for director roles. (D&S)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Ford Foundation needs a data analyst. (FF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Future Society needs an analyst and interns. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Future Tense is looking for a research and events associate. (FT)

Georgetown’s Beek Center for Social Impact is hiring researchers. (BC)

[New] Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy needs an executive director. (ITLP)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

The National Institute of Justice needs a science advisor. (NIJ)

New Jersey’s Office of Innovation has numerous open roles. (NJOI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Paladin needs an enterprise sales exec. (P)

The Partnership on AI is looking for a program lead. (PAI)

[New] The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy is hiring. (CITP)

The Prison Policy Initiative needs an engineer. (PPI) (h/t Nick Jones)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Recidiviz needs a director of ops and a security engineer. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, needs a customer success strategist. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Stanford’s Computational Policy Lab needs data scientists and engineers. (SU)

R Street, a libertarian think tank, needs to fill some tech and policy roles. (RS)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a QA dev. (T&P)

TuitApp needs a legal researcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

UCLA Law needs a data research fellow for its Covid behind bars project. (UCLA)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

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